1. The National Climatic Data Center said this week that more than half of the U.S. spent June in a moderate or extreme drought, the widest incidence of drought in half a century. Some numbers to put things into perspective:

    26 — States that have been declared natural disaster areas due to the weather this summer

    3,215 — Daily U.S. heat records broken in June

    46 — Days without rain in Indianapolis, In., from June 1 through July 16, breaking a record set in 1908

    38 — Percent of U.S. corn crops in poor or very poor shape, according to the USDA

    More numbers

     
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    Yaaaay, they mentioned Indiana!! oh… wait…
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    my uncle just drove down here from new york for ragbrai. He saw so, so, so many fields of dying, dead, withered corn…
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