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Driest April

30 Apr 2021 05:35 AM
With no hope of rainfall to end April for Iowa and much of the Midwest, the featured map presents IEM unofficial climate district precipitation ranks for the month. North-central Iowa is shown with a 129 ranking, which would make it the driest on record since 1893. NE and Central Iowa are not far behind. One need not travel very far north or south to find much wetter conditions for the month. The weekly update to the US Drought monitor was released on Thursday and painted a worsening depiction of drought for the state. With the calendar turning to May and increasing levels of heat, drought conditions can more rapidly deteriorate with increased water demand from growing plants and evaporation to the air.

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