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    More rain tonight?

    I know there's weather folks on here...what's the consensus...are those of us over here in already swamped eastern Iowa going to get dumped on again tonight? Radar now looks to be clearing up, but still calling for more precip.

    And, one of the local radio stations said the updated drought map was going to come out today...are we out of it?



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    You need slow steady rain over a long period to come out of a drought. We are not out of it at all. Good for the topspoil, but the moisture has not made it a long ways down. We need it to stop for a few days, do this again, stop, do it again, etc.


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    Re: More rain tonight?

    If your rainfall intensity is too high, it can't saturate into the soil as fast as it's coming down and a lot of it gets washed before it can help the land.


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    Re: More rain tonight?

    suppose to snow tonight, fantastic.


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    Re: More rain tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    You need slow steady rain over a long period to come out of a drought. We are not out of it at all. Good for the topspoil, but the moisture has not made it a long ways down. We need it to stop for a few days, do this again, stop, do it again, etc.

    Keep in mind, I'm posting from eastern Iowa...so I looked myself...thought it'd be harder to find...


    The last I heard a week or so ago, the 'no drought' area was just the southeastern corner of the state so I thought the chances were high...also note that the data above doesn't include yesterday's rain.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    You need slow steady rain over a long period to come out of a drought. We are not out of it at all. Good for the topspoil, but the moisture has not made it a long ways down. We need it to stop for a few days, do this again, stop, do it again, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    If your rainfall intensity is too high, it can't saturate into the soil as fast as it's coming down and a lot of it gets washed before it can help the land.

    Understood, part of why I was asking...flash floods with no help to subsoil moisture is a double kick in the nougats if we were still in a drought.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

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    Re: More rain tonight?

    3.5 inches total here an hour SW of Des moines. Most of it soaked in until about the last half an inch.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Keep in mind, I'm posting from eastern Iowa...so I looked myself...thought it'd be harder to find...


    The last I heard a week or so ago, the 'no drought' area was just the southeastern corner of the state so I thought the chances were high...also note that the data above doesn't include yesterday's rain.
    Correct.

    There has been a great deal of improvement in Eastern Iowa.

    And, as you stated, this map DOES NOT include Wednesday's heavy rain. There will be much improvement in NW Iowa, but to get completely out of "drought" classification is still a ways off for those folks. Still need more, steady rains.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Keep in mind, I'm posting from eastern Iowa...so I looked myself...thought it'd be harder to find...


    The last I heard a week or so ago, the 'no drought' area was just the southeastern corner of the state so I thought the chances were high...also note that the data above doesn't include yesterday's rain.
    With the rain today and yesterday I'd bet on 1 category reductions over most of the state with 2 being probable in the southern part of the state.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    My gauge in south Ames read 2.75 inches at noon today; that is the total since the rains started early Wed. am. Squaw Creek is running high, higher than it has been in over a year, but is not near bank full yet.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

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    Next Thursday we will get the report that includes Wednesday's rain.

    (yellow=abnormally dry, tan=moderate drought, orange=severe drought, red=extreme)



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    I think Texas is in a perpetual drought.




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    Re: More rain tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitkat View Post
    My gauge in south Ames read 2.75 inches at noon today; that is the total since the rains started early Wed. am. Squaw Creek is running high, higher than it has been in over a year, but is not near bank full yet.
    Just nice to see water in Squaw and Skunk river in general. Was driving my son to school and saw standing water in fields. Thought to myself it has been since spring 2011 since I saw that.

    Also the owner of Polk City Bait and Tackle posted on Facebook a video of Big Creek spillway. It is finally high enough that it is flowing over it again.



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    Re: More rain tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Just nice to see water in Squaw and Skunk river in general. Was driving my son to school and saw standing water in fields. Thought to myself it has been since spring 2011 since I saw that.

    Also the owner of Polk City Bait and Tackle posted on Facebook a video of Big Creek spillway. It is finally high enough that it is flowing over it again.
    Squaw Creek in Ames was approx. 2 feet higher than what I consider normal (where it goes through my backyard anyways). Which is nice because for the longest time it has been empty enough for me to drive my 4 wheeler up and down it.



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