Posted by: pyeager | July 4, 2011

Devastating Southern U.S. Drought Intensifying and Spreading

By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

The devastating southern U.S. drought is intensifying and spreading, with extreme to exceptional drought conditions extending from southern Arizona eastward to parts of Georgia and Florida.

U.S. drought conditions as of June 28, 2011
U.S. drought conditions as of June 28, 2011

Conditions have gotten markedly worse during the summer, with the following map showing conditions as of the end of winter.

 
U.S. drought conditions as of March 22, 2011

U.S. drought conditions as of March 22, 2011

One of the main reasons for the growing drought was last winter’s La Nina, and even though the La Nina is now gone, the Climate Prediction Center, the government organization responsible for long-range forecasts, offers little hope for the coming month. Their forecast is for the likelihood of less precipitation than normal across much of the southern U.S.

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  1. Tic Toc… Tic Toc …. Tic toc. The destruction of the United States is in process.


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