Posted at 3:32 PM on July 24, 2008
by Paul Huttner
If your lawn is starting to look a bit like Shredded Wheat, you're not alone. Actually I like Shredded Wheat, but in my cereal bowl and not on my lawn.
We are sliding back toward drought in much of Minnesota these days. 41% of our state is now listed as "abnormally dry." That's the next step on the way to drought.
We could use a nice strong warm front to set up in southern Minnesota and deliver a few days with rounds of showers and storms. This is usually our best bet for getting widespread rain in summer. Unfortunately I don't see this scenario setting up just yet.
We've been dry 19 of the 24 days in July so far in the Twin Cities. We're running nearly 3 inches (2.74") below average in the Twin Cities since June 1st.
Here's hoping a warm front slides north in the next two weeks.