U-S Drought 2013: Fueled by Heat from Hell?
Posted by feww on January 31, 2013
More than 87 percent of US High Plains remains in severe drought or worse
FIRE-EARTH Forecast: Persistent heatwaves and other factors disrupting the continental precipitation patterns could significantly intensify and spread the drought in the U.S. over the coming months.
[WARNING to ALL plagiarizers, intellectual property thieves, copycat bloggers and unscrupulous "weather experts": Do NOT plug the above forecast into your climate models or work your way backwards to make additional deductions like before ...]
- More than 67 percent of the US Midwest, about 69 percent of the South and 70 percent of the Southeast were abnormally dry or in drought conditions (D0 – D4), as of January 29, 2013.
- Drought conditions for the U-S, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico: 68.87 percent in D0 to D4 (from 48.78% a year ago)
- Conditions for the Contiguous U-S: 69.73 percent in D0 to D4 (from 58.20% a year ago. Source: National Drought Mitigation Center)