I hope everyone seems to be having an exquisite Thursday. Well, did Mother Nature wake anybody else up round 1 AM? It certain woke me up. I feel I did what nearly all of my household would do in this case; and that’s go outdoors and sit on the porch with a pleasant glass of recent brewed candy tea and watch it roll on by.
I wish to give a particular shoutout to the wonderful of us in Utqiagvik, Alaska (previously often known as Barrow) the place on Wednesday, May eleventh, 2022, the solar got here up. So you’re sitting right here pondering to your self ” Well…duh Erik, we at all times see some type of daylight.” Here’s what’s totally different about it. It rose at 2:58 AKDT and it’s not going to set once more there till August 2nd. Just take into consideration this; over 80 days of 24 hour daylight. Something tells me that blackout curtains in homes or flats are a will need to have for those who stay there. To see a stay view of Utquagvik, you possibly can go to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Sea Ice Webcam by clicking here.
Well, it’s Thursday, so let’s go over the drought state of affairs for the week. We’ll begin off by trying on the drought monitor as it’s now up to date.
Well, East River continues to be just about in the clear. We nonetheless have an excessive drought over parts of Ziebach and Haakon County. The majority continues to be in a reasonable to extreme drought. The rain that we obtained yesterday shouldn’t be mirrored in this map. That will likely be mirrored subsequent week.
Precipitation: The newest precipitation map agrees with the above map. Again, the massive winner is Sisseton at 3.25″ above regular for the yr. 2.43″ in Aberdeen, Watertown and Mobridge, you’re hanging in there, and even Gillette, you’re above regular.
Hopefully the rain we’ve obtained yesterday and even at present places a pleasant dent in that deficit quantity for everybody nonetheless beneath regular.