Sunday, July 15, 2012

Drought Conditions to Be Enhanced Over Next Week and Beyond

[July 15, 2012 8:03 PM CDT]

Below normal precipitation is what the NAEFS is forecasting for the next week and beyond, further enhancing the now-historical drought situation ongoing across the country.

A low pressure system is attempting to move into the Gulf of Alaska, which correlates to warmer than normal conditions across the country. The evolution of this drought will be interesting as we move through July into August, when the summer heat traditionally kicks in.

The Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) looks to be entering a position where it does not significantly affect weather patterns, which could very well lead this high pressure ridge of heat to stick around for a while in the country.


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