IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Limited dry period

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 05:41 AM

Getting the crops planted this year has been a major struggle after a snow event to start May, cool temperature, and frequent rain events since. The featured map is an analysis of the maximum time period in between hours with at least 0.05 inch of precipitation. Restating, the longest we have gone since 1 May in between rain events. The region with the most difficult time planting this season clearly shows up from northcentral Iowa up through central Wisconsin. Areas around La Crosse are shown in the 5-6 days range. Most of the corn is finally planted, but soybeans are still way behind. The near term forecast has chances of heavy rainfall for these same areas.

Good = 61
Bad = 11

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