Ossqss, in a comment here:
and Larry L. in an earlier one here:
Both pointed out the tropical cyclone set to dump a load on the Gulf Coast near New Orleans.
So a h/t to both.
Here’s what it looks like right now.
The Existing Problem
Here’s the present state of flood in the USA, from https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?id=ww_flood:
We are already up to our eyeballs in tributaries of the Mississippi River that are in flood. It was worse down near New Orleans a few days ago, and it has only know gotten a little bit better. Just in time to dump a big load of wet on that drainage area.
All of that being a pretty good overlay for where we grow most of the corn and soybeans of the nation. The rest of the crops, including hay, being just as important and just as threatened.
So this Big Dump is going to make worse an already bad feed and grains situation.
Also, with that much flooding from one N/S edge of the USA to the other, even rail and truck transport will be disrupted.
We’re lining up for a Big Mess on top of an already bad mess.
So time to make sure your preparedness stuff is prepared, and I’ll not be planning any coast to coast trips any time soon… as “Here Comes The Rain Again,…. ” kicks off in my musical memory…