Wednesday, January 23, 2008

All time record drought











I recently posted a poll here asking readers what was the biggest weather story in the United States in 2007. The results came in this order:

Southeastern Drought - 38%
Greensburg, KS Tornado - May 4 - 30%
Enterprise, AL Tornado - March 1 - 30%
Central FL Tornadoes - Feb 2 - 15%
Georgia Wildfires - May - 7%

I think that its remarkable that a drought topped the list. It was deserved, though. Birmingham NWS records go back to 1895 and this was the driest year on record in Birmingham in 112 years.
I took the above photos where Old Highway 69 runs into Smith Lake southwest of Good Hope, AL on January 6th.

4 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Great drought coverage, Mike. It is such a scary and interesting story. It's hard to think that a world mostly covered in water, would have such a problem.

Mike said...

I am amazed that we have functioned as well as we have as a society in such a record event...

Sharp said...

Only decades ago this would have been absolutely catastrophic, especially in what was then an exclusively agrarian area of the country. It has driven up food prices some this year but in those days there would have been no food and no jobs.

Mike said...

It's a great time to be alive in so many ways...transportation is huge...while we are in a drought the rest of the world balances it out...

The world keeps getting smaller...