"Electronic Devices: The Downfall of Education"
The use of electronic devices in education is discussed and explained in the second installment of "People, Are You Kidding Me?" Read More...
Drought Begins to Sneak Back to the Region
August's total precipitation was recorded at 0.41", here at EIU, putting the month 2.93 below the 30-year average of 3.34". The driest August occurred in 1929 with 0.33". The reason behind the return of dry conditions across Central Illinois and the western Midwest is due to the jet stream remaining in southern Canada putting a ridge of warm dry air across the central portion of the United States. Hot temperatures associated with the ridge also promoted high evaporation rates of moisture in the surface. Various opportunities of rain were seen with isolated thunderstorm cells over the last two weeks; however, the dry surface conditions quickly evaporated any precipitation before the rain hit the surface. Relief from hot conditions will return this next week with daytime highs dropping into the lower 80s. Forecasts indicate continued dryness for the next six to ten days. The outlook for September indicates above normal precipitation.
"Don't Get Comfortable, The Drought is Not Over"
Although the region is currently experiencing "normal" precipitation conditions, farmers and residents of central Illinois say with confidence, "the drought is over." Or is it? Read more...
"Climate of 2012: Year of the Drought"
Cameron Craig presents the Climate of 2012. Read More...