Sep 22, 2022 - News

Mapping Iowa's dry, hot summer

Data: NOAA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Tuesday's record highs were reflective of this summer's overall weather trends.

  • More heat and less-than-average precipitation.

Driving the news: Data from NOAA compared this summer's temps and rainfall to the mean average taken from 1991 to 2020.

  • Areas with the greatest weather anomalies were largely in the southern portion of the state.

That mostly corresponds with those experiencing drought, as tracked by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Data: NOAA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals
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