Thursday, July 26, 2007

What Was Your First Clue?

What would we do without weather officials?

Plentiful rains throughout Texas the past year led weather officials on Thursday to declare an end to drought conditions across the state for the first time in at least a decade.

"We've gotten so much rain this year we've pretty much made up for the past few years' drought conditions in several areas of the state," said John Nielsen-Gammon, the state's climatologist and a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University.

Wow, how could that be? Maybe it's the rain every day for two months? Including another inch today (conveniently split into one-half inch during morning commute and one-half inch during evening commute)?

Them Aggies sure is smart!

But hold on - there's still reason to panic!

"If there's enough rain to say we're drought-free, that means there's enough water around to cause other problems," Nielsen-Gammon said.

Whew - for a minute there, I thought everything was O.K.

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