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Observed Number of Extreme Precipitation Events

Figure 15.5

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 number of days with extreme precipitation events (annual number of days with precipitation above 2 inches) for 1900–2014, averaged over 5-year periods; these values are averages from thirty-nine long-term reporting stations. The dark horizontal lines represent the long-term average. A typical station experiences 1–2 days annually with 2 inches or more of precipitation. In recent years, Iowa has experienced the largest number of such events in the historical record. Source: CICS-NC and NOAA NCEI.

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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1900 (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 Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily using the activity ia_observed-noaa-ncdc-ghcn-daily-process

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