Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thirsty anyone? So we are hurtin when it comes to the drought! Some really smart guys with fancy charts met (NC Drought Advisory Council) in Raleigh, Tuesday. While there's a glimmer of hope that a stubborn high pressure system will finally move off the coast and provide scattered rain next week, we could be in for a world of hurt.

Weather and climate experts said we need anywhere from 12 to 25 inches of rain in three months to ease the drought but the chances of that happening are at best 30%.

On top of that we are facing La Nina-that's a fancy term for we are looking at a abnormally dry fall and winter. That means we could see a stronger drought next year. Yikes!

At the meeting water reps from Cary, Durham, and PWC (Fayetteville) stood up and said the situation is bad but consumers are doing a good job of conserving. The Raleigh rep stood up and said consumers are doing a horrible job and the system is setting usage records! Interesting to say the least.

Not exactly a political story for me today but one that affects everyone!

Tomorrow night I'm moderating a panel discussion on prosecutorial power after Jim Black and the Duke Lacrosse case. Some heavy hitters on the panel...More details tomorrow and after the event I'll have a huge wrap up.

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