Extreme Weather

I don’t want to get into a big post on climate change, but I do think a few photos may be of interest. These are all from the US via Boston.com.

Storms lashed the Northeast. So far this year there has been an enormous amount of damage caused by wind and rain including some server farms near Washington. Lose a connection? Now you know why.

NY Mets pitcher warming up before a game in Washington, DC. [Associated Press]

Meanwhile, one of the worst droughts in American history is afflicting the Midwest. About half the continental US is now suffering drought conditions.

Illinois cornfield. The plants in distance have been left for examination by insurance adjustors. [Associated Press]

But this is the picture that sums it up for me. This is part of the Mississippi River bed near St. Louis:

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