Saturday, September 1, 2012

Remnants of Isaac Bring Beneficial Rains to Midwest...

As we had hoped, the remnants of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Isaac have produced widespread, beneficial rains across much of the Midwest and middle Mississippi Valley over the last 24-36 hours.  The above image shows the Southern view of observed rainfall for yesterday and last night, and the image below shows the Northern view of the same:

A zoom-in on the Missouri area shows a band of widespread 3-6 inch rains from Kansas City to near Kirksville, MO, and a similar band arcing Southeastward into west-central and central Illinois:

Similar 3 inch (plus) rains fell over portions of eastern Arkansas as well, with the locations in lavender receiving in excess of 6 inches:

Additional heavy rains are instore today, with a 3-4 inch (plus) bullseye centered over central portions of Illinois and Indiana:

All of the above rainfall, and that which is still to come, is taking place across a region that has been severely impacted by drought in recent months: this is a very welcome site indeed!

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