Thursday, August 16, 2012

Strong Storms Firing in Midwest

Strong to severe storms are firing along a cold front that will be sweeping through the area in the overnight hours.
These storms are in several small clusters, meaning the risk should primarily be damaging winds and hail.


Widespread Drought Improvement Possible

The Climate Prediction Center issued their new drought outlook today, on the heels of a relatively new, wetter pattern evolving in the northeast quadrant of the nation.

The CPC is now forecasting the Southwest, Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Southeast, and Northeast to all improve their drought conditions from now to November 30. However, the Central and Southern Plains appear to be headed for a continuation of the drought already at hand.

In other news, Hawaii is entering a drought, while Alaska is one of a few states to have no drought impacts, along with Maine, to name a few.