Latest update on the drought

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by GreenT, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    From NOAA:

    Latest Seasonal Assessment

    The forecast continues to show persisting drought across the Southeast, with the odds favoring expansion into Florida and the Gulf Coast. The ongoing La Nina is expected to bring abnormally mild and dry weather to the region this winter. Improvement remains on tap from Tennessee and Kentucky into the mid-Atlantic and New England. Scattered drought areas in the Midwest should also see improvement.

    In the Southwest, unusually heavy rains eased drought at the end of November and the first day of December. More storm systems during December will bring additional relief to the Great Basin, California, and the Southwest, although there is a chance that drier weather will return by the end of winter. Continued drought relief is expected in the interior Northwest and the northern Rockies, but little relief is expected from the western Dakotas into western Nebraska.

    To the south, drought is forecast to develop in western and southern Texas, eastern New Mexico, and northward into parts of Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas, although beneficial rains should ease drought along parts of the Texas-Oklahoma border. Improvement will continue for the lingering drought in parts of Hawaii.

    Forecaster: D. LeComte

    Next Outlook issued: December 20, 2007 at 8:30 AM EDT

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  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is BAD BAD BAD the worst ever recorded in this area.
     
  3. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 43,014

    Drought Impact Reporter

    Gives state and county level information

    The Drought Impact Reporter maps the effects of drought, based on reports from media, observers and other sources. It is searchable by state and county, by category of impact, and by time period. Clicking on a state produces a pop-up summary of reported impact types. Clicking on a county (and then scrolling down) yields detail about individual impacts, in many cases linked to the original reports. Users who click down to the county level will find a wealth of stories about drought's effects in specific places and times. The Drought Impact Reporter also allows people to enter first-hand reports about drought impacts.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    www.drought.gov gives all of the info above and more. It's everything all in one place.
     
  5. zgrrl

    zgrrl LawnSite Member
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    Great. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bump......
     
  7. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    Well Luckily we are getting some rain today....been pretty good so far, but this year has been the worst year on record in Atlanta. Mushrooms are growing like crazy, but weeds havent been bad reducing the need for impulse buyers to need lawn treatments. Let me not mention all the people who decided to go without fall and winter color. The one bright spot has to be the Lawns we seeded with Rye. I am just amazed at how well it was come in this year. I think its really going to hurt us in the spring.....but keeping my hopes up....
     

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