Drought Postponed

“Enchanted Light | New Mexico” by Jim Crotty is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Since last time, when the jet stream looped far up to the north of us and the drought level was set at 2, or dry, we have had a series of systems run through here bringing clouds and rain. The jet stream has waved back and forth over our area, channeling that series of storms, and now it has dropped down south of us. The upshot of all that is that we’ve had quite a bit of rain. We might end up recording more than the historical average for September by the time we’re done, although the temperature continues to trend above average. I think it’s safe to extrapolate the drought level, which was still at 2 a couple of weeks ago, to be 1, normal, now.

It’s a relief. Our lawn appreciates it, as do our trees and other plantings. Our forests surely appreciate it, as the wildfire danger rating falls. The fire east of town, as reported in the last drought report, is contained, though still smouldering. I think we can confidently say that the threat of a serious drought has been postponed. The experts still warn, though, that the land is still dry. This recent spate of rain hasn’t done much to change that. Still, the moisture feels good.


About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.
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3 Responses to Drought Postponed

  1. merry mae says:

    Your post reminds me of a story about George Bernard Shaw. Whether it is true or not is of no matter. I believe he was in favor of equality of income.
    He was a bit bald but had a great beard. He had hair but it was a matter of fair distribution.

    There is plenty of rain around the world. It is a matter of fair distribution. 🙁

    I have connections to Houston,Texas and folks there are getting more than their fair share!

    • arjaybe says:

      George must have done a lot of talking. I like the one where he was at a cocktail party and a pretty girl said they should have babies so they could have her looks and his brains. He said he was afraid they would have his looks and her brains.

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