IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 08 December 2017

Dry Month and a Half

Posted: 08 Dec 2017 05:34 AM

The featured chart displays precipitation totals for Des Moines between 22 October and 7 December each year. The 21rst of October was the last significant rainfall for the site. This year's total between the given days is about the lowest on record behind 1904. Of course, with the growing season long over, the impacts of the dry weather are minimal and it was a major help to dry out area fields to allow crop harvest to proceed. But one starts to wonder if we are going to have a minimal amount of snowfall like last year again, and go into the next year's growing season needing moisture.

Good = 6
Bad = 0