Nationwide drought continues

January 19th, 2013 at 10:18 am by under Weather

Several winter storm systems in early January unfortunately did little to ease the grip of the continuing nationwide drought.

In fact, as of January 15, 59% of the U.S. is in drought rated moderate or worse (including severe and exceptional categories).

This makes the ‘Great Drought of 2012-2013′, as it is being dubbed, the worst nationwide drought since the Dust Bowl (1939) when 62.1% of the country was in drought conditions rated moderate or worse.

NOAA‘s seasonal drought outlook valid now through April 30, 2013. Notice the persisting – or worsening – drought conditions predicted for central Texas.

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