"It is the unhappy fate of the scientist today that he must play the role of Cassandra in the body politic, sending his fellow men to bed with nightmares in the hope to be heard in time."

- Arthur von Hippel, in "The Molecular Designing of Materials" (h/t @upbeatprof)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

More Extraordinary Flooding


There have been unusual flash floods in the "upper" (northern) midwest this week. Here's a spectacular road washout in Wisconsin on State Road 60, a road I am personally familiar with and very fond of. It's a beautiful autumn drive that I highly recommend, but it looks like there will be a bit of a detour this season.

Here's a plot of recent rainfall accumulation from Jesse Ferrell's blog at Accuweather. This would be over the week ending Monday the 20th; contours in inches.

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