Posts tagged: Drouth

Prediction: Drought Should Ease in Specified Areas

Latest Seasonal Assessment – La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific transitioned to ENSO-neutral during Spring 2012, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Predition Center. ENSO-related climate anomalies were not used in this outlook since ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue this summer. Tropical Storm Beryl brought a swath of heavy rain across northern […]

Friday June 8th, 2012 in , , | No Comments »

Dry Weather Predicted for Southwest, March through May

Prospects for drier-than-normal conditions for both March 2012 and March-May 2012 are elevated over the Southwest, the southern and central High Plains, the immediate Gulf Coast, and Florida, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.

Thursday March 8th, 2012 in , , , | No Comments »

Ranchers, Farmers Cautiously Optimistic about Rains

Heavy rains in Central and East Texas and soaking rains in West Texas fell the last two days. Some occasional showers and light but soaking rains have occurred since the first of the year with the latest rains doing a lot of good in West Texas and actually causing some minor flash flooding in the […]

Saturday February 18th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

California Reluctant to Declare Drouth Over

Despite plenty of rain and snow coming in from the Pacific this winter, the California Department of Water Resources is reluctant to declare an end to the state’s three-year drouth. Although a lot of wet stuff has fallen, the state’s biggest source of drinking and irrigation water is still only at 40 percent capacity. Lake […]

Wednesday March 10th, 2010 in , , , , | No Comments »

The Texas Drouth Has Officially Ended

According to figures from Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University. A recently issued U.S. Drought Monitor shows for the first time since the fall of 2007 none of the state in drouth. Only a few small patches of the state, near the Coastal […]

Friday February 19th, 2010 in , , , | No Comments »

Random Water News

U.S. water use has leveled off? Radioactive runoff heading for upper Rio Grande. Using 400-500 gallons of water daily to pressure wash chewing gum off the sidewalk at San Jose State. Decade-long drouth evident by Lake Mead’s “Bathtub Ring.” A good overview of California’s Central Valley water dilemma.

Tuesday November 10th, 2009 in , , , | No Comments »

Water Shortage; Water Surplus

Depending on where you live on Earth you no doubt experience either insufficient water or an abundance, even excess, of water. Growing up in South Arkansas, I never considered that having more water or more rain would be desirable. Winter and early spring, especially, seemed dismal, with rain that seemed to stretch for weeks on […]

Friday October 16th, 2009 in , , , , , | 1 Comment »