"You’re never more than two weeks away from a drought” is an adage used in many parts of the United States. “We are never more than two weeks away from a drought in this area (South Dakota—ed.)” was cited in print in 1986. “Remember, we (Texas—ed.) are always two weeks away from a drought” was cited in 1987.
“In New Jersey you’re always 10 days to two weeks away from a drought” was cited in 2014.
28 March 1986, Aberdeen (SD) American News, “Sully County hopes rise when interest rates fall,” pg. 38, col. 3:
Likness thins the moisture situation looks good now, but “we are never more than two weeks away from a drought in this area.”
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12 March 1987, Malakoff (TX) News, “The Bottom Line,” pg. 13A, col. 2:
Remember, we are always two weeks away from a drought.
24 May 1989, Hutchinson (KS) News, “Rains break drought in SW Kansas “ by Ray Hemman, pg. 35, col. 2:
For the first time since April 1, an area of Kansas needs no rain.
And it’s not southeast Kansas, an area commonly considered to be “two weeks away from a drought and 24 hours away from a flood.”
@KimRausch thunder? What’s that? In TX we’re always a mere 2 weeks away from a drought. Hot, no rain in sight for daysss
11:56 AM - 29 Jun 2009
Savannah (GA) Morning News
Bill Tyson: Plant, Mulch and Water; Be sure to do it right
Posted: May 3, 2012 - 12:19am
By BILL TYSON
Remember –- in southeast Georgia we are never more than two weeks away from a drought.
@jbradleyhook In southern Iowa you’re still only two weeks away from a drought...lol
3:15 PM - 18 Apr 2013
West Windsor farmer earns prestigious citation from N.J. Department of Agriculture
By Kelly King | Times of Trenton
on February 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM, updated February 18, 2014 at 7:18 AM
“In New Jersey you’re always 10 days to two weeks away from a drought,” Jany said. “With the sandy ground you need the rain to be fairly constant.”
Capital Journal (Pierre, SD)
Pierre in center of severe drought region; winter wheat suffering
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 11:48 pm | Updated: 11:21 am, Tue May 5, 2015.
By Stephen Lee
“In South Dakota, there’s many ways to say it but a lot of old timers will say you’re always two weeks away from a drought,” Venner said.
High Plains Journal (Dodge City, KS)
After heavy rains pass, crop progress nearly on par with 5-year average
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:00 am | Updated: 4:08 pm, Wed May 6, 2015.
“We’ve very quickly turned that corner from ‘so wet we can’t get in’ to ‘so dry we have to inject moisture to get a stand up,’” he said. “It’s like the old adage: you’re never more than two weeks away from a drought.”