Here’s a look at radar estimated precipitation products and rainfall/flash flood reports from heavy rain event across portions of central Iowa on August 23, 2014.
Q3 radar estimated rainfall from midnight to 6 pm CDT on August 23, 2014. Image courtesy Iowa Environmental Mesonet.
MRMS (Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor System) Q3 24-hour estimated precipitation across central to southern Iowa. Time ending at 3 PM CDT (20z 8/23/2014). This image is a different color curve and a zoomed in from the image above. You can find more detailed information from the MRMS website on how Q3 works: http://nmq.ou.edu/
Google Map of Storm Reports from 8/23/2014
Google Map (Alternate Version) of Storm Reports from 8/23/2014
Text Summary of Storm Reports
Blog post by Kenny Podrazik