Is my latest 'Microsoft Paint' rendering of the Granite State just confused or looking for more rain after the latest Drought Map update? I'll explain why the answer is 'CONFUSED'.

droughtmonitor.unl.edu

It is all about the data and WHEN it's released. Though the last batch of thunderstorms left much of the southern region of New Hampshire flooded, the severe storms didn't happen until AFTER the data was released on Tuesday morning.

It takes a couple days to calculate what the new map is going to look like and then that gets released on Thursday morning.

As a true drought enthusiast, I knew that today's map wouldn't reflect the flash flooding from Tuesday and leave many non-obsessed map observers scratching their heads.

It's all about NEXT Thursday, THAT'S when you should see some serious excitement really take place!