The Hi and Lo air temperature averages I kept for each month were randomly taken and don't represent an actual average for those months.
|Month||Water Added||Rain Inches||T. Rain Gallons||Rain Overflow||TDS||pH||Ammonia||Air Temp.||Water Temp|
I subtracted the total Overflowed Gallons (16857)
from the total Rain & Added Water Gallons (9420+24582=34002)-(16857)
to figure out the total gallons that had evaporated from the Pond
(17145). Then I divided the
Total Evaporated Gallons (17145)
by the number of days I logged the Pond Water (266) to
come up with an average of 64.45
gallons of water evaporated per day.
In May we broke the 1903 Iowa record
rainfall level for the month.
Iowa's temperature for the year was the 2nd coldest for the century, since 1917.
We had record lows in January, February and March.
November averaged 20 degrees below normal for each day.
Iowa has had below normal yearly temperatures for the last 5 years. (1992-96)
On Jan. 31 we had a record low of -19
On Feb. 1 we had a record low of -26
On Feb 2 we had a record low of -25
On Feb 3 we had a record low of -18
This cold spell broke the Iowa record for
number of hours below zero which was in 1983.
The new record is 133 hours of below zero F temperatures.
On March 7 we had a record low of -5