Rainmaker for a Parched Heartland

Aug 29, 2012 by

August 28, order 2012, 2:39 pm

Hurricane Isaac is a Rainmaker for a Parched Heartland

By ANDREW C. REVKIN
 

One hurricane won’t end this summer’s drought (or save scorched crops). But the inland drenching predicted in an arc from Louisiana north through Illinois and Indiana will surely be welcomed.

The latest forecast of cumulative rainfall over the next five days is above and an animated map of drought conditions is below.

via DotEarth

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