Friday, July 14, 2006

Drying Daily

Appreciable rainfall has been scarce in recent weeks, and with each passing day a drought continues to develop. Much of northern Wisconsin is already suffering from a moderate to severe drought, while most of the local area is classified as abnormally dry. Rainfall deficits since May 1st range from one to three inches across the region, and the increasingly hot conditions are making the situation worse. Storms moved through the region overnight last night, but rainfall amounts were mainly light (nonexistent in La Farge), so these storms provided little relief. Not a good situation as we head into what is typically the warmest part of the year.

Temperatures near 100 degrees still appear likely Saturday and Sunday, and I wouldn't be surprised if Monday ends up being just as hot. For some reason, it always seems like the first day that is supposed to be slightly "cooler" in a prolonged period of hot weather ends up being the hottest. High temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s for all of next week. I highly suspect that a Heat Advisory will be issued tomorrow morning for Saturday and Sunday.


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