Skip to comments.Can Debbie Douse Drought in Midwest?
Posted on 06/23/2012 1:39:32 PM PDT by stillafreemind
In a new forecast, the National Weather Service is predicting a continuing drought for the Midwest. The drought is being felt from eastern Nebraska through Iowa and Missouri and affects Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. As the drought continues, expectations of high yields are dropping. Could Tropical storm Debbie be on the verge of dampening these dire drought predictions? Maybe.
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Man, you scared me. I thought this was something about Debbie Washerwoman-Shitz!
LOL..I’m not sure what class of “storm” I’d put her in!?!
I have never seen the corn look so stunted in SE WI until this year.
And most of it goes to ethanol now.
Gas prices and feed prices will both be affected. The hay looks ok.
I live in Michigan, and it’s been terrible. Finally got some a couple days ago, but we’re way, way behind where we should be. A few years ago we could count on some decent rain in April and May, even though the rest of the summer and fall and winter would be bone dry. Now even the April and May rains have disappeared. It’s horrible.
OMG. It’s global warming. We’re all gonna die.
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Well, I've heard she "Did Dallas", so maybe ;) (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)
Debbie does Des Moines. All kidding aside we could use some moisture here too in Colorado. Things are getting pretty extreme.
“LOL..Im not sure what class of storm Id put her in!?!”
Well, there are maelstroms, so maybe a mayostrom?
(I was struck with the same fear)
If we could build a long chute from the NE corner of the state, we could pour you a whole bunch.
Heck, the other day, I think I emptied enough just out of my shoes to water a county or two.
Heh, I wish you could. Our yard is yellow, normally we don’t get that until mid July/August.
I’m glad I don’t own horses anymore, I couldn’t afford to feed them. Heck, it costs us a fortune to fill our tanks and I always get annoyed when I drive by a corn field knowing that much of us is going into may gas tank.
There used to be big potato farms around here, but now it’s all in corn, except when they rotate with beans.
Alcohol, alcohol everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
That stuff will kill you lol. I see less hay fields and soy bean fields every year. It's all corn now. They don't even bother to rotate anymore and corn sucks up nutrients from the soil like crazy. Lots of grazing land has gone to corn too. Haven't seen wheat or oats planted here in years. This sucks.
Midwest drought ping!
probably a hormone storm would fit.
As of now, the models have her going due west to Texas but that is actually good news as most of these systems hook to the northwest and then come across the Midwest. Here's hoping.
Here in Texas, we hope both for the rain and the cooling off.
LOL, that was the first thing my mind saw...”Debbie Does Drought”
If Debbie doesn’t deliver, Debbie will be a downer.
It’s already serious, imho. It would be a blessing if Debbie gave the west and midwest some rain.
We’ve got about ten inches of rain we got on Tuesday night that you can just have. Free of charge.
I pray that the storm relieves the drought.
We picked up nearly 13" of rain in three days. Awful!
This would definitely be an answer to our prayers.
Uh, can I have it a little at a time? Like, maybe one inch a day for ten days?
Seriously, though, I have been praying for the poor souls that have lost everything in the MINN flooding. I nearly lost my life in a flood and I know the devastation they are facing.
Well, I don’t think the transportation is there to donate all at once.
It’s been quite bad here. The land of 10,000 Lakes and 100,000 Streams all seem to be overflowing at the same time.
The weather report is calling for more rain in MI - but no more flooding (they don’t think). Prayers will continue.
We are in a drought here - trees are dying everywhere in AZ - and several wildfires have already started, and the fire season just started. I’m praying for the monsoons to come soon.
I hope you and I both get rain soon...and MN doesn’t! :)
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I’m glad to read that the hay you’ve seen looks OK.
I’ve been worried that my hay supplier might be short on hay this year and I have 2 horses who need hay for the winter.
The corn out here by us is rolling up. I drove by stunted soybeans today.
I have no field crops, but my pasture looks like heck.
Not sure if you know this already, but if you live near Kwik Trip stores , their premium gas is labeled “no elthanol”.
This does not apply to every store in the entire state, but I get mine in Cottage Grove near I-94’s exit area,in 2 places in Stoughton,Lake Mills, Lodi,and Oregon on the south east side where 138 leads to Stoughton.
We put that real gas in all our motors. I hope you live near one of the stations that has real gas.
We have one car that has 230,000 miles and going strong on real gas. My work van is a 1997 and runs great. All our mowers, snow blowers, weed wackers too. I’ve heard that small engines are especially harmed by corn in the gas mix.
I was telling our ping list leader, that there are large “Thank you Governor Walker” signs on the interstate between Lake Mills and Johnson Creek. Drove past them again today (smiling all the way!).
The corn in western Wis. looks good. We’ve had plenty of rain lately.