Will Don help Texas?

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Will Don help Texas?

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Tropical Storm Don is heading towards drought-stricken Texas. Dr. Jeff Masters of "Weather Underground" says: "If Don can expand in size and intensify to a 50 - 55 mph tropical storm, it has the capability to bring hundreds of millions of dollars worth of beneficial rains to the state. However, we have a Goldilocks problem. We can't have Don intensifying into a hurricane, or its winds and flooding might bring hundreds of millions in damage. Neither do we want Don to stay in its current state, which is too small and weak to bring significant rains to Texas. If Don follows the current NHC forecast, which brings the storm up to a moderate-strength tropical storm, that would be just right."
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Don will bring needed rains, and minimal or no damage.
systematicweasel , Ninja Bunny , darthkitt3n , padmeamidala , Gunsmoke , P'Gell , Ghost , pfoof , The Curious Couple , dv8
10  (71%)
Don will bring too much damage.
Don won't be a problem, but won't help either.
brevado
1  (7%)
Other or don't know.
married with children , Cat E. , Allstars316
3  (21%)
Total votes: 14
Poll is closed
07/28/2011
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systematicweasel systematicweasel
Looks like Don's bringing in some rain today ^^ It is starting to get dark outside. Dunno how much we'll get but it'll be something ^^
07/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
I really hope it does help! I've got my fingers crossed.
07/29/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I believe this is the first time I've ever heard of any area wanting a tropical storm to hit.

Hopefully it will help the region. That would be a delightful change from all the other natural disasters that have occurred in the last twelve months.
07/29/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Texas needs the rain. As long as there isn't too much damage, and it looks like it's going to stay a tropical storm, and not a full hurricane, I think the rain will help a LOT. The drought in Texas is awful.

Great question, as I was talking about this to My Man last night and a friend (whose name is Don LOL) this morning.
07/29/2011
brevado brevado
It would need to last a lot longer than a hurricane to make any meaningful difference
09/13/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I hope Texas gets just a small amouth of rain.
09/14/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I don't remember. But I'm sure Texas needs the rain.
09/14/2012
Total posts: 8
Unique posters: 8