Saturday, September 22, 2012
Goodbye Summer 2012 - Too Hot and Dry
Summer 2012 produced severe drought for the American Midwest. Here in Iowa, despite rains that finally arrived in August, drought conditions have not yet abated, and have some eight inches of rain needed to recharge subsoil moisture. But the trend during the past 30 days or so was for cooler temps and bouts of occasional rain. Stark brown lawns in July slowly turned green again by late August. As most weather patterns move in cycles it is possible that our portion of the state will get needed moisture during the Fall - which begins today.