IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 07 September 2018

60% of Monthly Total

Posted: 07 Sep 2018 05:36 AM

The heavy rainfall events of the past week or so have thankfully subsided for now with only far southeastern Iowa expected to see much rainfall over the coming week. It will take a number of daily features to show through the rainfall totals and interesting stats from this recent event. Today's feature looks at how often a single day's precipitation total is at least 60% of the total for the month. On 28 August, Ottumwa reported 4.07 inches which was 60% of the total for the month of 6.71 inches. Having this combination is most common during the lowest precipitation months of the cold season when climatological totals are lower and individual heavy rainfall events are more anomalous.

Good = 12
Bad = 3