I’ve written before about how the national media report with added fervor on those storms that pound New York and Washington.
Why? It’s a local story to them. They are affected by the rain, the snow, the ice, the cold. In the summer, it’s the heat, man!
It occurs to me, though, that we have a national story brewing out here in Flyover Country, a good distance from either coast.
We are getting seriously parched on the High Plains of Texas, of Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico. We’re about to set a record for number of consecutive days without measurable precipitation.
We’ve got farmers and ranchers in these parts who rely on rainfall and snowfall to irrigate their land. It’s not coming any time soon. What is going to happen to their crops, meaning the food they supply to the rest of the nation?
I get that we aren’t in the midst of the media conglomerates that cover the weather with intensity when it affects those regions.
However, it’s important nonetheless to the rest of the country if we don’t get some moisture. Immediately!