|Record High Temps in Red (lows in blue) 7-17--7-19|
|101 degrees on one side of the rain, 74 degrees on the other|
|This is corn in Brownsburg, IN.|
We hear thunder and get a few drops.
The map with the weather stations is from a couple of days ago - a storm got some areas and temporarily a relief from the 100 degree heat.
Owen County, Indiana, where I live, is in the official disaster area.
Fortunately we continue to have water in our well. We aren't wasting any (much). I water a few pots and recently planted blueberries a little. We hope we can make it until the drought is over (I hope it will be over).
Much is dry. The grass doesn't grow - we don't worry about it. Most of the established trees seem fine. Some have dried and dropped some leaves already.
Farmers are having a tough time.
The dried up lake with boats is Morse Reservoir - just north of Indianapolis. It's not completely dried up - just the shallower parts. Morse, Geist and Eagle Creek are where Indy gets their water.
|Morse Reservoir showing drought effects|