Monday, July 11, 2011

Drought across 14 states

For some reason I hadn't found much information about this prior to coming across this article.  Wow.  Read the article.  More upward pressure on food prices is coming....  So buy what you can now!


  1. Well, since I am in Texas, I knew about it. We keep hoping for something to break the La Nina pattern. In the Dallas area, we've already had over 16 days above 100 this year. Our average number every year is 16. We are currently looking at a minimum of at least 5 more in the next week.

  2. I remember you mentioning it previously, Tim, but I did not know it was as widespread as it is. Here in the Pacific NW we're having a correspondingly cool summer to this point so it's almost the reverse side of the coin. I do hope you guys start getting some moisture.

  3. Well, it is bad for crops. But, we luckily learned our lesson from the droughts of the 1950s. We have plenty of lakes/reservoirs built since then. I even have a small one built in my backyard (pond/water feature) that has come in handy.

    In the 1950s the town I lived in drilled a well for extra water. Due to the fluid dynamics from that well, the water was so hot coming from the tap that people had to let it cool before bathing.