CPC: Above-Normal Temps For Growing Season

June 21, 2012 02:49 AM

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has issued their extended weather forecasts. In its outlook for July, it calls for above-normal temps across the Midwest, West and South Dakota southward. The precip outlook calls for below-normal conditions in the Northwest, with equal chances of above-, normal and below-normal precip elsewhere.



In its outlook for July through September, the CPC expects the area of above-normal temps to expand across most of the nation, with below-normal precip expected to continue in the Northwest.



In its Seasonal Drought Outlook, the CPC says drought will develop in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa and remain its stronghold on remaining drought areas of the Corn Belt.


"Dryness and moderate drought have been increasing both in extent and intensity across much of the Corn Belt region, the middle and lower Mississippi Valley, and much of the Great Plains. Drought is likely to either develop, persist or expand across these areas. Scattered relief may come in the form of cold front passages, or organized thunderstorm clusters (MCS’s), but for the most part, summers are usually a fairly dry time of year for the central part of the nation," it says.

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