The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The data are stored and made available on this website.
Sioux City Precipitation Woes
Posted: 30 Jun 2022 05:13 AM, Views: 241
The Sioux City area remains one of the driest in Iowa and the weather on Wednesday was par for the course this year with a record high temperature of 100 degrees and completely missing out on limited rainfall chances overnight. The featured chart presents year to date precipitation totals for Sioux City with the 2022 value coming in fourth driest on record. Note that the 1891 total is omitted due to missing data for the month of June 1891. The 2022 value is even slightly below the 1988 total, which was an epic drought year for Iowa. Rain chances continue to be in the forecast, but it remains to be seen how much of this rain will fall over northwestern Iowa.
Previous Years' Features
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.