The summer of 2012, hot, humid, no rain

The summer of 2012, hot, humid, no rain. I never would have thought that global warming would have the biggest affect on the midwest, but this year is proving the midwest could be one of the worst places to live in the states. I thought that by living up north with colder winters that the southern states would suffer from the heat, but they have been much cooler than we have and they are getting normal rainfall where we rarely see a drop. Perhaps it’s just this year, but the way it sounds this could be the new normal. Look for an exodus of people from the midwest as it turns into a desert if this continues. I haven’t mowed for months. All my beautiful flowers are dead. My vegetable garden a complete failure. The rivers are so hot fish are barely living. My air conditioner has been running more this year than it has the last 20 years put together. I will be glad when this horrible summer is over and cooler weather comes back. You can dress for the cold but there is nothing you can do about the heat except suffer. This is the worst summer I have ever been through. We paid our dues and won’t have much sympathy for other parts of the country if and when their weather turns bad.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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