Latest From the Texas/Corn Belt Permanent Drought

A few weeks ago, the government’s top experts told us that the drought was just going to get worse.

ScreenHunter_49 Jun. 19 06.22Intellicast – Weekly Precipitation in United States

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10 Responses to Latest From the Texas/Corn Belt Permanent Drought

  1. Andy DC says:

    This morning the Weather Channel was whining about low water levels for the Great Lakes. I find that hard to believe with the past winter and spring being quite snowy in that region.

    • I have seen three of them this week and they look like they are full to the brim

      • miked1947 says:

        That would make them below normal to the Weather Channel! They were hoping the lakes would be overflowing so they could claim CAGW was causing drastic flooding!
        TWC only reports the extremes, no matter what reality shows!

  2. miked1947 says:

    I found a hazardous weather advisory from the NWS that contained this:
    A TYPICAL SUMMER PATTERN WILL LINGER OVER THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN
    REGION THROUGH NEXT WEEK…WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
    DEVELOPING EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW OF THESE STORMS EACH
    DAY MAY BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE…BRINGING THE POSSIBILITY OF
    DAMAGING WINDS…CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING…AND LOCALLY HEAVY
    RAINFALL.
    Typical weather patterns are now considered hazardous!

  3. Andy DC says:

    This June so far has been frighteningly normal. Normal weather spells the end! We are all going to die!

  4. There Is No Substitute for Victory says:

    Look into the effects Ice Age rebound has on low water levels on the North shores of the Great Lakes and at the same time study the equal but opposite effect that the same Ice Age rebound has on water levels on the Southern shores of the Great Lakes. Don’t let the warmest scam you.

    • mkelly says:

      The western side of Lake Superior is lifting and causing the lake to drain out. There has been a reduction in moisture over the last decade, the Army Corps of Engineers deepened a trench in the Detroit River so deeper draft ships could sail in it which causes more water to drain out, and this is not new it has been low before.

  5. stewart pid says:

    Folks … for your amusement. Note the table at the bottom with high / low and long term average.
    Enjoy.

    Click to access GLWL-CurrentMonth-Meters.pdf

  6. michael says:

    Most meteorologists tend to be skeptical of AGW theories, based on their own understanding of weather. However here’s a very interesting statement from the American Meteorological Society on the subject:

    http://www.ametsoc.org/policy/2012climatechange.html

    This would probably be a good time to point out that there’s a difference between next week’s weather predictions and projections of long-term climate change. In the American West we’ve been in a pattern of long-term drought for a good number of years now. Yet last week, Denver had floods in the streets.

    All weather is idiosyncratic. Overall patterns can’t be illustrated in a given week’s weather events. And I would offer the sweeping generalization that what we’re likely to be seeing in the coming years, in the American West as well as in the temperate world at large, is an emerging pattern of increasing drought punctuated by occasional dramatic heavy rains and flood events.

    Ask your local weather person whether they agree. It would be interesting to find out, wouldn’t it? (They do usually respond to email queries.)

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