Here’s the sequence of events: A long dry spell, a drought for many, is followed by water restrictions, which is then followed by drenching rainfall. Nature’s water cycle ultimately prevails. It’s happened before, it’s happening now, and it will happen again.
The impacts of today’s rainfall cannot be minimized. First, in the short-term, flash flooding, the result of several inches of rain over just few hours, is the immediate weather issue as of this writing (10am Thursday). The tropical moisture advecting northward from the remnants of Fay is copious. Second, beyond today and tomorrow and after the storm is long-gone, this rain will provide significant relief from where we were just a few days ago. Drought talk will be set aside, at least for awhile.
Posted by Jim Duncan