NWS Des Moines is producing new Cooperative Weather Observer maps on a daily basis. These maps are displayed using a Google Maps® interactive display which can be panned and zoomed as needed. Cooperative Weather Observer information for daily temperature maximum and minimum, liquid precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth are selectable on the maps along with automated observing stations. For the automated stations, temperature maximum and minimum along with liquid equivalent precipitation are displayed. The Cooperative Weather Observations are recorded each day at 7 a.m. local time and then sent to the National Weather Service where they are quality controlled. The maps are updated six times between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Since this news story will eventually expire and be automatically removed from the Top News of the Day, you can find these new maps at any of the following locations on our website:
Please remember where the links are located or save a bookmark to the maps.
We hope you enjoy the new display.