Its damn dry in southern Michigan but its not the first time. The last good drought like this was 20 or 25 years ago. I doubt we’ve gotten more than an inch and a half of rain since early June. That was the last time I mowed my lawn.
Good example of a stuck pattern, but that will change within weeks. The La Nina is the main cause. Of course when back when there were lots of El Ninos (late 90’s) the global warming catastrophe peer reviewed papers said there would be lots of El Nino and you and I (on the east coast) would have storm after storm. Now the pattern changed to favor La Nina and North American drought, so the catastrophe papers will only pass peer review if they predict more drought.