IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 13 June 2019

Daily GDD Departures

Posted: 13 Jun 2019 05:33 AM

The primary issue this spring and early summer season has been the persistent rains creating difficulty getting the agricultural crops planted. A developing issue is now the cool conditions that have mostly dominated this same period as well. The featured chart displays the daily growing degree day departures for Ames. The positive departures have been brief and not as large as the negative departures. The week of heat and mostly dry weather last week is about all that is saving the season thus far. The near term forecast continues to look cool and wet, both of which we do not need.

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