User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
TV Banner
Weather : Hot, dry weather bring drought concerns and burning bans
Posted by Tom on 2012/6/29 9:30:00 (639 reads) News by the same author

As the month of June comes to a close, the city of Trenton has received just 4.67 inches of rain over the months of May and June, a number that is less than half of what is normal for those two months (normally the wettest two months of the year). Normal rainfall is normally in the area of TEN inches.

The situation is made even more critical by another statistic. Specifically, referring to Trenton receiving three inches of rain over the first week of MAY, meaning the past 53 days has brought only 1.67 inches of rain to the city.

In referencing the state of Missouri, 2012 brought the eighth-driest May on record, followed by what will likely be one of the driest June's. Here is University of Missouri Climatologist Pat Guinan:

Click here to listen to Pat Guinan

Guinan says the last time that May and June, combined, were this dry was in 1988:

Click here to listen to Pat Guinan

He calls 1988 a "historic" drought year that saw financial losses comparable to the "Dust Bowl years" in the 1930's. He adds that there are NO indications that this hot and dry weather pattern will lift during July:

Click here to listen to Pat Guinan

In related news, Kansas City Power and Light plans to offer COOLING fans to elderly residents across north central Missouri. The fans are to be delivered to the Green Hills Community Action Agency at 1506 Oklahoma Avenue in Trenton to distribute to those in need.

LIVINGSTON County and the city of Chillicothe have announced that they are joining a growing list of communities to place a BURN BAN due to lack of moisture. The burn ban for Livingston County went into effect at 12:00 Noon on Thursday. It will prohibit all outdoor burning (including the use of FIREWORKS), but does not include the use of barbecue grills.

Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright says the situation will be monitored daily and should the area receive significant moisture, the ban would be lifted. Other cities to place a similar ban include Independence, Moberly, Maryville, and Hannibal, in addition to central Jackson County. Many communities are said to be "strongly considering" enacting a ban on open burning.

A number of area locations are available to be used as "Summer Cooling Stations". In Livingston County, Chillicothe locations are the Health Center at 800 Adam Drive, the Grand River Senior Center at 607 West Business 36, the Livingston County Library at 450 Locust Street, the YMCA at 1725 Locust Street, Calvary Baptist Church at 206 Locust Street, City Hall's Walking Track at 715 Washington Street, RSVP/Threads at 440 Locust Street, and "SALT" at 913 Webster Street.

Other area locations announced as "Cooling Centers" include the North 65 Center in Trenton, the Sullivan County Senior Center in Milan, the Brookfield Senior Center, and the Marceline Senior Center.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/8/30 0:20:00 - Lexington Runs Over Trenton, 34-6
2014/8/29 16:07:54 - "Kaleidoscope Run" To Start Homecoming Week At THS
2014/8/29 15:51:13 - Trenton, In Return To Class 2, To Host District 16 Softball Tournament
2014/8/29 15:36:48 - Trenton Golfers Take Fifth Place At Lafayette Tournament
2014/8/29 15:32:52 - Drive One For Your School Event To Raise Money For Three Area School Districts
2014/8/29 15:27:34 - Princeton Chamber To Meet Concerning Cow Palace Repairs
2014/8/29 15:23:47 - NFL Suspends Former Mizzou Standout Aldon Smith For Nine Games
2014/8/29 15:21:23 - KC Chiefs Lose Preseason Finale, 34-14 At Green Bay
2014/8/29 15:00:00 - KC Royals Claim Veteran Jayson Nix Off Waivers
2014/8/29 10:05:43 - Lawson Softball Tips Chillicothe, 3-2
2014/8/29 9:51:45 - Truman State Hoops Coach Leaves For Pro Job
2014/8/29 9:50:00 - CHS Lady Hornet Volleyball Opens Season With Sweep Of Trenton
2014/8/29 9:40:04 - Softball Scoreboard : Gallatin Tips Milan 2-1
2014/8/29 9:22:50 - Savannah Tennis Beats Trenton, 8-1
2014/8/29 7:28:34 - Amber And Jim Shippen Latest Contributors To WMH Foundation
2014/8/29 6:20:30 - Hamilton Resident Life Flighted After Accident South Of Cameron
2014/8/29 5:21:37 - Trenton Downtown Improvement Association Approves Loans For Building Projects
2014/8/29 4:35:36 - Crews In Hazmat Suits Search Springfield Home For Ricin
2014/8/29 4:27:55 - Suspect In 6-Year-Old's Death Charged With First-Degree Murder
2014/8/29 4:23:52 - Missouri Unveils Aid Effort To Ferguson Businesses
2014/8/29 4:19:11 - Cat-Astrophic Revelation Purr-Turbs Hello Kitty Fans
2014/8/29 4:15:39 - 4-Year-Old Expelled Over His Mother's Facebook Post
2014/8/29 4:10:25 - Date Set For Local Recount On "Right To Farm" Issue
2014/8/29 4:03:50 - One Injury In Accident West Of Trenton
2014/8/28 15:01:25 - KC Royals Turning Back Clock To 1974
2014/8/28 14:50:00 - Milan Coaches Shows For Thursday, 8/28/14
2014/8/28 12:50:00 - Chillicothe Hornets Have Dominant Tennis, Golf Performances
2014/8/28 12:32:42 - KC Royals Urge Fans To "Wear Blue" For Rare Sunday Night Game
2014/8/28 12:27:24 - KC Royals Place Top Prospect Starling In Arizona Fall League
2014/8/28 12:21:45 - Brookfield Wins Extra-Inning Showdown With Penney, 3-2



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM