Sunday, June 30, 2013

Plains Drought Relief Results

Here are some results of the long-range weather forecasts made back on February 10th of this year regarding drought relief for the U.S. Plains states. The results of the first forecasts for the winter season were posted here and here.

Let's look at how the forecasts for the spring of 2013 turned out.

The first forecast call for the possibility of rain around May 13th due to the square of Venus to Neptune. There was a phenomenal surge of heat over the central Plains (also a characteristic of Venus-Neptune) on the 14th but moisture largely bypassed the Southern High Plains.

The next date mentioned for precipitation was the period around May 17th. According to the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin, a significant tornado outbreak afflicted the Plains between the 17th and 20th. Locally heavy rain hit the Dakotas and Minnesota. Heavy showers accompanied the severe weather outbreak. More than 2 inches of rain hit Oklahoma City, OK, and Chanute, KS on the 20th. Locally heavy rain also extended southward into parts of Texas. The Weather Channel map below is for May 19th.
May 19

The next time period mentioned was around May 26th when the Sun completed its square to Neptune. On May 27th, the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin reported that Lincoln, NE received 3.32 inches of rain, while Kansas City, MO racked up 2.26. On the 26th, Huron, SD received 1.91 inches. May 28th brought a record-setting 3.77 inches to Fargo, ND, and 2.77 inches to Salina, KS. Marshalltown, Iowa, netted 8.98 inches between May 25-29. The Southern High Plains didn't fare as well as moisture once again bypassed the area.

The last forecast was for the period around June 7th when Mars made its square to Neptune. On the 7th and 8th a storm rolled out of the Rockies into the Plains affecting from South Dakota down to Kansas and over to Iowa. (See the Weather Channel map for the June 8th below) The storms then shifted from the eastern Plains to the Mississippi Valley bringing some 1-inch-or-greater downpours.
May 19

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