(Depressing) Science of the Day
May 27, 2012 Leave a comment
The numbers look grim for much of the U.S.
As Florida heads towards its own rainy season we need to keep in mind the current water restrictions and drought conditions in the swampy state. Yet, outside my window this Sunday morning the apocalyptic and cyclical thunderstorm season appears to be starting up, nearly two months early.
Then again, there is an alternative for the Southeast:
Of course, these forecasts aren’t set in stone. If a tropical storm or hurricane were to make landfall in northern Florida or coastal Georgia, for example, it could end the southeastern drought. But as Texas learned last year, whenTropical Storm Don essentially evaporated as it made landfall, it’s probably best not to hold your breath for such relief.