Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, September 16, 2016

wishing for rain

Weather wizard, are you listening?
We really need rain; can you send us some?

Over half of Massachusetts is in the midst of an extreme drought, with the area in danger of major crop losses and water restrictions more than doubling since last week, the US Drought Monitor said Thursday.
The widespread drought comes as Greater Boston experiences one of its driest periods in recent years. Rainfall is down 9.5 inches this year, and 18.5 inches since the start of 2015, according to the National Weather Service.

courtesy of the Boston Globe

It seems odd that this lack of water goes back to the beginning of 2015 given that was our year of never-ending snow.

I suspect that we all share a wish for rain.
Weather wizard, are you listening?

U.S. Drought Monitor, Northeast

source: U.S. Drought Monitor

Mass. drought worsens

source: Boston Globe, Drought continues to spread across Mass., unabated