RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY, come again another day.
Minnesotans are wishing just that. Give us some dry weather after this perpetual rainfall which has inundated our state in recent days.
If only we could ship this moisture west…to California.
My friend Norma would certainly welcome it. She tells me of temps over 110 in the southern central valley region. Dirt, not dust, storms brought unhealthy brown fog that lingered for two days. She tells of waves of dirt and brushing dirt from her car.
I cannot imagine.
She worries about valley fever spores that swirl in the arid climate. Valley fever is a lung infection brought on by inhaling a microscopic fungus that is found in the region’s soil.
She is concerned, too, about orange growers and other farmers. Already food prices are rising in grocery stores.
This area of California needs rain.
Just like Minnesota doesn’t need more moisture right now.
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