Sunday, May 18, 2014

Some Real Drought Relief? I Think So

The computer models have given us a number of false alarms this spring about significant improvement to the drought in the western half of the U.S., most of which have not appeared on this blog.
However, the indications are that a slow-moving (√), moderate-intensity (√), low pressure system (√) is going to make its way from the Southwest into the south central United States.
Forecast for Thursday
Here is the NWS rainfall forecast for the next seven days.

The ten-day European total rainfall forecast is even more encouraging.
Dr. Ryan Maue
There is a lot of nonsense on the internet about the drought in Texas being the "worst ever." Here is a reasonable article on the subject, but it attributes too much to climate change when the primary cause is really the 20-year drought cycle. While it is a severe drought, no question, it is not the "worst ever." Regardless, let's say some prayers this forecast is correct and there might be an easing in the near future.

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