Monday, August 27, 2012

Hurricane Watch: Will Isaac Break the Drought?

Following up on last month's "What Could Break the Drought? A Hurricane Would Be Nice (88% of Corn Areas in Drought)".
We used Hurricane Ike as our analog, Jeff Masters uses Gustav.
From Wunderblog:

Figure 4. Track of Hurricane Gustav of 2008, which followed a path very similar to that of Isaac's predicted path.

While rain would not help this year's corn crop it would at least start recharging the soil.
If Isaac doesn't track over the hardest hit areas of the country, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky, could be facing a multi-year drought.