Thursday, July 3, 2014

Headed for Geneseo today & drought update

Geneseo Museum
Yes, Geneseo does have a golf course
As we've been talking about the last few days, I am headed for Geneseo today to feature my hometown. Stories like this are fun and although the town has changed a lot since I was little, there's still so much we can show you about this little community in northern Rice county. The stories will air at 4 p.m. on the KSCW, and then 5 and 6 on KWCH. Already, some of you are sharing your connection to Geneseo with me, and it's really cool. It's amazing to me the connections we make sometimes because of small towns.
Updated drought map for this week

We have had a few phone calls to the weather office asking us why we haven't said on TV that the drought is over. Well, it's not over yet. The new drought maps are out today and they indicate things are much better for Kansas, but the need for rain will continue for awhile yet. Because we had so much dry weather and a lack of rainfall for so long, it is taking a long time to get out. There are no longer any "exceptional" areas of drought in our state, but we still have some "extreme" areas across the west. Remember that slow and steady will always be the best way to break a drought because it gives the sub-soil moisture a change to recharge, and that's what this drought monitor takes into account.

Arthur forecast track into the weekend
Our first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season is underway. Arthur is working up the east coast, but expected to remain over the water. It will no doubt cause some trouble for flights in and out of the major hubs on the east coast. It will likely remain a Category 1 storm throughout the trip up the east coast. Dangerous rip currents and some coastal flooding is likely to be the biggest issues.

Have a happy 4th of July.

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