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Growing Season Dry Streaks

22 Jul 2013 05:43 AM
It actually rained in Iowa on Sunday with the Des Moines Airport picking up eighteen hundredths of an inch! This was the first daily rainfall over a tenth of an inch since 24 June. The featured chart presents the longest stretch of days between 1 May and 31 August each year for Des Moines in between daily rainfalls of at least a tenth of an inch. The simple average of this chart is just over 17 days with the stretch this year being the longest since 1988. All of the years with a longer stretch than this year are labelled on the chart.

Good: 62
Bad: 9

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