Overall, July was a wetter month in Iowa than I was expecting and many parts of the state finished the month with near- to above-normal rainfall. A few received around twice the normal amount.

There were some pockets of below-normal rainfall into late July, but the statewide average amount should be above normal.

(The table with this article shows June and most of July rainfall totals for the crop districts of Iowa and the departure from normal.)

The increase in July rainfall in much of Iowa came at a ...