Friday's rain not enough to pull SE Wisconsin out of drought
Steve Chamraz reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
HALES CORNERS- While some of us got drenched Friday, others are stuck in a month-long drought.
Weather is fickle.
Some people had thunder and lightning and power outages, others saw nothing.
In Hales Corners, they barely got a sprinkle.
"I was hoping for more, yes," said Jean Skogg of Hales Corners. "But, it didn't happen."
The rain clouds took a detour around the village in Milwaukee County. Driving Jean Skogg into an even deeper despair over her withering lawn.
"There's nothing you can do about it. I don't think watering is the answer. You could pour gallons and gallons and it would never be enough to suffice," said Skogg.
On the other end of the spectrum -- is Michael Zang.
Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center was well-soaked by the summer storm. But one afternoon worth of rain -- is a drop in our empty bucket.
"We would need a lot more rain at this point to turn things around, but in terms of keeping things alive, it's a good step," said Zang.
Maybe next year Jean Skogg's lawn will return the lush place where she watched her three kids grow up.
For now -- it's in the worst shape she's seen since moving into this home -- 53 years ago.
As bummed as Jean Skogg is about her lawn -- she is more concerned about damage to crops. Because as pretty as a green lawn is to look at -- it doesn't feed us.