I have a confession to make.
I have a new favorite website, The United States Drought Monitor.
I grew up on a farm, so rainfall and the water table is something I still have an interest in. Like following your childhood baseball team, even after you've lost interest in baseball in general.
Below is the current drought map.
Not bad, really. Illinois and Iowa have been running a little dry this fall. But that's okay. The growing season is over, and the harvest is wrapping up. They can wait a little while for the rain.
We had a nice rain storm blow through here on Halloween. While one rain won't break a drought, this was a good couple of day soaker, that should at least roll back the drought index a little.
To watch the drought spread and dissipate, watch the below animation. (FYI – based on the data from 7 am Tuesday, it is updated every Thursday at 8:30 am.)
So, do you have any favorite geeky websites?