Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Is this the worst drought ever?

The answer is "yes" for North Alabama.

As of June 3 the Huntsville NWS office had recorded only 10.52" of rain which is 16.4" below normal. This is the lowest rainfall amount for the first five months of any year since records have been kept in Huntsville. The second closest year was 1914 when 12.84" fell the first five months of that year.

Combined with the late season freeze, crops across North and Central Alabama are in peril. Normally health yards are drying up, shrivelling, and dying.

The last few evenings extreme East and Southeast Alabama saw a little relief.

Lord, please send rain!

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