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  1. Your experience in YBY is good and all, but to be clear, I was referring to a damaging drought affecting the Midwest as a whole causing tens of billions in damage, a ton of wildfires and causing extreme water restrictions, not an extended dry spell in a localized area for a few months with brown grass.
  2. 1988 and 2012 were definitely both on another level in terms of coverage, duration and impact for the Midwest as a whole... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988–1990_North_American_drought https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012–2013_North_American_drought
  3. I'm referring to a widespread severe/long-term drought akin to 1988, 2012, etc.
  4. It's been a while since you all have had a legit drought, so you're finally.paying your dues.
  5. @hardypalmguy water bill is gonna be through the roof trying to keep his palms hydrated...
  6. Overachieving today, as the convective debris has finally relented. DFW is currently at 90*F
  7. Ewww, and we know what came of the 1992 Summer...
  8. Although we've been dealing with persistent convective debris the past week or so, temps have been solidly in the 80s. Seeing what's happening out east in the Carolinas and TN/OH Valley, it could be so much worse...
  9. A massive hail core tracked through the Collin County suburbs of DFW late yesterday (right on the tail end of rush hour) with numerous reports of Golf Ball to Tennis Ball-sized hail. It kind of popped up out of nowhere. It was somewhat similar to the hailstorm that slammed my location several weeks ago, except the path yesterday was a few miles to the north.
  10. I'll repeat myself one more time, because (with all due respect) now you're just talking in circles. The discussion was about why areas in this subforum (but now you're trying to move the goal post by comparing some place like Oklahoma) outside of MI see severe weather more frequently. The answer is because: 1. They live in an area where don't have to deal with the stabilizing effects from cool bodies of water, thus t'storm downdrafts have a much easier time mixing down to the surface to produce damage and a t'storm's updraft doesn't get cut off as easily. 2. They live in an area where the moisture content that contributes to the levels of instability/precip-loading is notably higher due to having an extensive coverage of corn fields, which empirically hold/transpire water much more efficiently than other vegetation. T'storms, by their nature, tend to develop more easily and propagate towards regions where the combined instability/moisture levels are highest. It has little to do with droughts, pressure bars, frontal timing (which is mainly just bad luck), nor whatever other theory has been concocted. Also, I'm not sure what's your point about Spring vs. Summer convection. The ingredients required for convection and severe weather are the same regardles of the time of year and location. It's just that in some places and during some seasons, these ingredients come together more frequently than others. I can't make it any clearer than I already have. And if the answer (despite being reality, which you know good & well it is if you're a Met) isn't satisfying, that's too bad. My suggestion is if you're frustrated with severe weather climo in Michigan, you should move to a favorable region like I did.
  11. It's a pretty "meh" setup, with the nebulous forcing/moisture and veered flow. That said, could see some decent downburst winds in areas that do get hit.
  12. Please keep all that smoke up there. Thanks!
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