Figure : ia-observed-annual-precipitation

Observed Annual Precipitation

Figure 15.4

Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - NC
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter 15 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2017 report.

The observed annual precipitation across Iowa for 1895–2014, averaged over 5-year periods; these values are from NCEI’s version 2 climate division dataset. The dark horizontal lines represent the long-term average. Over the past decade, Iowa has experienced annual precipitation several inches above the long-term average. The wettest 5-year period was 2006–2010, while the driest was 1952–1956. Source: CICS-NC and NOAA NCEI.

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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1895 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2014 (00:00 AM).

This figure was created on April 13, 2015.

The spatial range for this figure is 40.3755° to 43.5010° latitude, and -90.1404° to -96.6394° longitude.

Provenance
This figure was derived from dataset U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset Version 2

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