No abnormally dry areas, especially after the heavy rains in the southeast. In fact, local farmers are very concerned about being able to plant. Even as I write this newsletter (Tuesday), the forecast is for a 20% possibility of precipitation this afternoon. Click HERE for the US web page and on the map below for the Nebraska page.
Full moon, Saturday, May 21st @ 1614 (4:14 PM)
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until summer|
|Wed, May 18||06:05 AM||08:40 PM||14:35||33|
|Thu, May 19||06:04 AM||08:41 PM||14:37||32|
|Fri, May 20||06:03 AM||08:41 PM||14:38||31|
|Sat, May 21||06:02 AM||08:42 PM||14:40||30|
|Sun, May 22||06:02 AM||08:43 PM||14:41||29|
|Mon, May 23||06:01 AM||08:44 PM||14:43||28|
|Tue, May 24||06:00 AM||08:45 PM||14:45||27|
Stuff that happened sometime...
May 18th, 1980 - Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state. 57 people were killed and 3 billion in damage was done.
Before - During - Now -
“There's absolutely no question that Mount St. Helens will erupt again. The question is when.” - Peter Frenzen, Forest Service scientist
May 19th, 1928 - The first frog-jumping jubilee held in Calaveras County, CA.
"It certainly had a wide celebrity...but I was aware that it was only the frog that was celebrated. It wasn't I". - Mark Twain
May 20th, 1899 - Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding. The posted speed limit was 8 miles per hour, according to this BLOG. He was driving an electric taxi.
"Yes officer, I did see the speed limit sign, I just didn't see you." - Anonymous
May 21st, 1998 - An expelled student, Kipland Kinkel, in Springfield, OR, killed 2 people and wounded 25 others with a semi-automatic rifle. Police also discovered that the boy had killed his parents before the rampage.
“I finally understood what could drive kids to show up with guns and shoot up their schools.” - Nenia Campbell, author of 'Fearscape'
May 22nd, 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He had been host for 30 years.
"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead." - Johnny Carson
May 23rd, 1879 - The first US veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.
"Real doctors treat more than one species." - Anonymous
"If we wanted to go into it for the money, we'd have become human doctors." - Oscar Chavez, DVM
"What do you call someone who flunks out of vet school? 'Doctor'." - Terry Pitts, DVM
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