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Can Debbie Douse Drought in Midwest?
Yahoo ^ | June 23rd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debbie; drought; hurricane; tropicalstorm
Man, I hope it does blow up some rain for the Midwest..it's going to start getting serious in another month or so if it stays this dry here.
1 posted on 06/23/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Man, you scared me. I thought this was something about Debbie Washerwoman-Shitz!


2 posted on 06/23/2012 1:41:23 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

LOL..I’m not sure what class of “storm” I’d put her in!?!


3 posted on 06/23/2012 1:43:19 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: vette6387

Me too!


4 posted on 06/23/2012 1:43:49 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: stillafreemind

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.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 1:46:10 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: stillafreemind

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.


6 posted on 06/23/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: stillafreemind

OMG. It’s global warming. We’re all gonna die.

(just kidding)


7 posted on 06/23/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: stillafreemind

Not trying to pimp a website, but I find this site to be an all in one for me.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 1:50:32 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: stillafreemind
Can Debbie Douse Drought in Midwest?

Well, I've heard she "Did Dallas", so maybe ;) (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)

9 posted on 06/23/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by LaybackLenny
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To: Dacula

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10 posted on 06/23/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: stillafreemind

Debbie does Des Moines. All kidding aside we could use some moisture here too in Colorado. Things are getting pretty extreme.


11 posted on 06/23/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's eye gettin.)
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To: stillafreemind; vette6387

“LOL..I’m not sure what class of “storm” I’d put her in!?!”

Well, there are maelstroms, so maybe a mayostrom?

(I was struck with the same fear)


12 posted on 06/23/2012 1:58:49 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: Jean S

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.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

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.


15 posted on 06/23/2012 2:12:12 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: Hunton Peck
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.

16 posted on 06/23/2012 2:20:03 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Midwest drought ping!


17 posted on 06/23/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: stillafreemind
LOL..I’m not sure what class of “storm” I’d put her in!?!

probably a hormone storm would fit.

18 posted on 06/23/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: stillafreemind

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.

19 posted on 06/23/2012 2:32:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: LaybackLenny

LOL, that was the first thing my mind saw...”Debbie Does Drought”


20 posted on 06/23/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: stillafreemind

If Debbie doesn’t deliver, Debbie will be a downer.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: stillafreemind

It’s already serious, imho. It would be a blessing if Debbie gave the west and midwest some rain.


22 posted on 06/23/2012 2:37:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: stillafreemind

We’ve got about ten inches of rain we got on Tuesday night that you can just have. Free of charge.


23 posted on 06/23/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: stillafreemind

I pray that the storm relieves the drought.


24 posted on 06/23/2012 2:46:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: stillafreemind

Shitz Storm?


25 posted on 06/23/2012 2:53:31 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: stillafreemind
Dear Lord, no! The last time we had a dry stretch relieved by a Tropical Storm was when Erin got stuck here in August, 2007. This was what my town looked like after the rain stopped:

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We picked up nearly 13" of rain in three days. Awful!

26 posted on 06/23/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (What did the President know and when did he know it?)
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To: OrangeHoof

This would definitely be an answer to our prayers.


27 posted on 06/23/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

They say that heavy rainfalls in drought-stricken areas have been known to cause flash-floods, crop damage and cancer...in fact, I once had a miscarriage driving through Iowa in the pouring rain...


28 posted on 06/23/2012 3:08:20 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"We’ve got about ten inches of rain we got on Tuesday night that you can just have. Free of charge."

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.

29 posted on 06/23/2012 3:09:11 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

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.


30 posted on 06/23/2012 3:47:19 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

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.


31 posted on 06/23/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie; Colonel_Flagg

I hope you and I both get rain soon...and MN doesn’t! :)


32 posted on 06/23/2012 4:20:03 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: stillafreemind; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ..

isconsin Climate forecast ping

FReep Mail me if you want to be on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


33 posted on 06/23/2012 7:07:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jean S

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.


34 posted on 06/23/2012 7:21:53 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (My Governor's a JEDI, Wisconsin for the WIN ! June 5, 2012)
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To: Jean S

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!).


35 posted on 06/23/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (My Governor's a JEDI, Wisconsin for the WIN ! June 5, 2012)
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To: Jean S

The corn in western Wis. looks good. We’ve had plenty of rain lately.


36 posted on 06/24/2012 6:37:51 AM PDT by rabidralph
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