The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The data are stored and made available on this website.
Fayette Year to Date Precipitation
Posted: 17 Nov 2017 05:36 AM, Views: 259
The wettest area of the state so far this year has been extreme northeastern Iowa. The featured chart highlights the year to date precipitation for Fayette. Back in mid July, the total was very close to the wettest to date on record for the site. A very dry August put 2017 much further behind the record pace, but a very wet October made up some ground. Getting 7.5 inches over the last 45 days of the year seems extremely unlikely, but there is always a chance!
Previous Years' Features
The IEM processes National Weather Service NEXRAD information in real-time to produce and archive many products. This includes a generated composite produced every five minutes dating back to 1995!
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.