Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Drought No More?

Not much rain reported on Saturday in Gibson County, although conditions were dreary all day. The highest of the two CoCoRaHS (http://cocorahs.org) reports available at this time was 0.16 inch. Today should have brought quite a bit more precipitation into the area, with Mt. Carmel reporting 0.21 inch so far this evening. Will precipitation totals of less than 0.5 inch break the dry cycle?

Of course, the likely answer is that it just all depends. Surface moisture available to increase humidity and cloud cover may help for a short time, but cooler temperatures mean less of a chance for heavy rainfall. In the short term, thank heavens for something. In the long run, it may have been too little, too late.

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