Warm spring, continued drought predicted for US
The sun sets behind the downtown Kansas City, Mo. skyline as above average temperatures returned to the region Thursday, March 14, 2013. Government forecasters say much of the United States can expect a warm spring and persistent drought. The National Weather Service said Thursday, March 21, 2013 above-normal temperatures are predicted across most of the Lower 48 states and northern Alaska. (© AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government forecasters say much of the United States can expect a warm spring and persistent drought.
The National Weather Service said Thursday above-normal temperatures are predicted across most of the Lower 48 states and northern Alaska. The forecast also calls for little relief for the drought-stricken Midwest and Southwest. Currently, half the country is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought.
Late snowmelt will bring a threat of river flooding along the upper Mississippi. North Dakota is at the most risk of flooding from the Red River.
A cooler spring is predicted for the Pacific Northwest and northern Great Plains. Drier-than-normal conditions are on tap for the West and Gulf Coast. Hawaii is expected to be cooler and drier than usual.
The spring outlook covers April, May and June.
Gotta love it..The center of the drought belt is right through Texas again..The state of the Bushes' ( who deny global warming ), and the state that made its fortune supplying the main source of CO2...
Hey ,Perry,, pray your way out of this one... Wahahahahahaaaaa..
I am confused..I live in the Pacific Northwest and they are telling me a cooler spring....than what.....California....Florida....it is always cool (although some years a wee bit wetter than I like) but that is why we are the "Evergreen" state...and then drier in the West...where is that?....Let's feel sorry for Hawaii....a cloud might pass over?
I am sticking to my knees and bad back to predict the weather...it might be on a day to day basis but I am pretty darn acurate.....
Today's weather forecasters couldn't find their own asses, using both hands.
Remember kiddies, the "experts" say global warming will make it colder??????
Have fun shoveling all of that "global warming" off of your driveway.