Monday, May 23, 2005

Washington Drought Update

How about this drought?How about this drought we've been having, eh? It's pretty great. My favorite part of the drought so far has to be last week's rolling thunderstorms, dumping over an inch and a half of rain on Seattle in a span of just four days. That's a quarter-inch more than the average rainfall for the whole month, mind you. In fact, just two-thirds of the way through May we've already gotten more than double our normal monthly rainfall.

As long as lawmakers are busying themselves making pointless laws, why don't they make a law that significantly raises the threshold of required dryness before government officials are allowed to declare a "drought." It really takes a lot of meaning out of the word when they throw it around like they do. Drought is supposed to be months with no rain, massive crop failures, cracked dirt, and rabid, dehydrated, wildlife running rampages through the cities. Haven't they ever heard the story of the boy who cried drought?

Before any of you meterologically inclined readers out there start jumping down my throat with your "drought is about more than rainfall" this and "snowpack" that, let me just say one thing: I don't care.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go roll up my car's windows before this afternoon's thunderstorms roll in.

Update (05.27.2005): Once again, Skor has soundly scooped the "mainstream" media. Boo-yah.
Categories: Local, Politics, Sci/Tech


Blogger Ariel said...

"Haven't they ever heard the story of the boy who cried drought?"

That was always one of my favorites.

11:06 AM, May 24, 2005  

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