Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fay To The Rescue

Hurricanes are not all bad--in fact, hurricanes and their more benign remnants can account for a significant portion of rainfall in some areas, especially the southeastern U.S., which currently is in the grip of prolonged drought.

Tropical Storm Fay, which is expected to become a minimal (Category 1) hurricane before making landfall on Florida's west coast in a couple of days, could be a godsend to parched southerners.
If Fay sticks to the National Hurricane Center's current forecast track, it could bring a good drenching to just those areas that need it the most.
Here's the current U.S. drought monitor map for the the Southeast and the current forecast track for Fay. Let's hope Fay is a wet one and that the Hurricane Center's current track is accurate.

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