- Posted December 10, 2012 by
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Winter Storm Brings Beauty and Needed Moisture
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Meteorologists are hoping this snowfall will go far in starting to alleviate some of the prolong drought effects seen in the Midwest during the summer of 2012. According to meteorologist Jonathan Erdman of the Weather Channel, prior to the weekend storm, barely 16% of the 48 contiguous states in the country had snow on the ground, compared to around 60% last year.
It is easy to forget the dramatic and historic impact of the summer’s drought when looking at the gallery of winter images. Time will tell if the winter moisture will lead to healthier crops for the summer of 2013. Perhaps the graceful winter photos will be a harbinger of greener pastures in the spring. Stay tuned.