The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The data are stored and made available on this website.
Wind Chilly Thursday
Posted: 21 Jan 2022 05:32 AM, Views: 411
Iowa had perhaps its coldest day so far this winter season on Thursday with high temperatures generally in the single digits and lows well below zero. The featured map presents IEM computed minimum wind chill temperatures from airport weather stations. Values below -30 can be found over portions of northern Iowa. Friday will start off in a similar manner to Thursday with dangerous wind chills and well below zero temperatures, but will be slightly warmer during the afternoon hours. The near term forecast continues to look cold with perhaps a warm up by the end of next week.
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Data from the Iowa State Soil Moisture Network is found on this website and daily soil temperature averages are used to produce the highlighted analysis.
Besides point observations of precipitation, the IEM also processes gridded rainfall products made available by NOAA. This information is archived and made available in GIS ready formats.
The IEM combines data from participating networks into products like maps shown above and web applications to analyze the data.