Is it because the fall color is in full swing and quite vibrant this year? Well, that is one reason.
Is it because a new habitable exoplanet has been discovered and it is only 20 light years away!? That discovery tripped my trigger, but I doubt too many others would celebrate.
Is it because dry and mostly pleasant weather (except tomorrow and Saturday) is on the horizon? This means river levels will continue to return to normal. This is certainly good news and something I would celebrate at least a little. I was out in the countryside yesterday hoping to do some trout fishing before the season closed but I couldn’t find a stream that was not flooded. Most of them were still a foot or more above normal.
What I was referring to in the beginning of the blog is the status of the drought here in Wisconsin. Many of you are probably thinking right now – what drought? I know it doesn’t seem like we have been experiencing drought for at least 2 or 3 months now, however, it takes awhile for the official drought status to catch up with the reality on the ground (because it is a multi-factorial calculation). This week’s update of the US Drought Monitorindicates Wisconsin is 99.9 percent drought free. Don’t ask me where the speck of remaining abnormally dry conditions is located. It is too small to show up on the graphic but perhaps it is in Florence county since that is where some of the last remaining dry conditions were located last week.
Have a nice Thursday! Meteorologist Justin Loew.
This post was written by jloew on September 30, 2010