El Nino strengthens, likely to bring Iowa a cooler August
A pattern of variable rainfall continued from June into July in much of Iowa and the Midwest.
June ranked as the 22nd wettest in the past 143 years in Iowa, with statewide average rainfall nearly 1.5 inch above normal. Average rainfall for all crop districts of Iowa was above normal except the northwestern district, where the average amount was around an inch below normal.
A similar pattern continued during about the first 3-1/2 weeks of July, with the greatest rainfall in Iowa favoring southern areas, while...
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