Our drought continues to get worse as our extreme drought conditions covered 62% of the state last week and is now 68% this week. We need some tropical rain here to help out. Since April 1 here is how much rain we are below normal up to today:
Cedar Rapids: -8.58″
Iowa City: -7.60″
The latest forecast track for Tropical Storm Isaac takes it somewhere between Louisiana and Florida. Looking at tropical data tonight I found this little gem of data. The map below shows the most rain fall each state has gotten from the remnants of a tropical system. The remnants of Tropical Storm Candy in 1968 brought Iowa an average of 5.29″. We would like to have that much rain over a 5 day period but not in 24 hours.
By the way click here for some information about Tropical Storm Candy in 1968.
Posted under Tropics
This post was written by Schnack on August 23, 2012