Rain, rain, come today… even if it’s in the form of a hurricane. Those are the prayers being heard throughout Texas, as residents seek heavy rainfall to ease the state’s drought nightmare. As illustrated in the NASA satellite image above, according to the U.S Drought Monitor, 94 percent of the range and pastureland in Texas was in poor or very poor condition in June 2011.
The good news for Texans though is that beneficial rains may in fact be en route to the Lone Star State. Meteorologists are predicting that if tropical storm “Don” forms and follows a particular path across the Gulf of Mexico, it may make landfall in Texas within the next few days. According to the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang blog’s Greg Postel, this storm is not likely to turn into a powerful hurricane, thereby giving the state all the benefits of a massive rainstorm without a significant threat of widespread damage.