CPC Seasonal Drought Outlook Sees Some Improvement in Eastern Corn Belt

August 16, 2012 03:16 AM

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has issued its extended weather forecasts. The outlook for September calls for above normal temps to encompass the majority of the U.S., while which signal above normal temps will persist for the vast majority of the U.S. The precip outlook calls for below normal precip to be centered over Iowa and Missouri and to extend into bordering states. The Gulf region is expected to see above normal precip.

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The CPC's outlook for September through November calls for more above normal temps to persist for the majority of the country but for normal rain chances to return to most of the country.

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As a result of the forecast and the current soil moisture profile, CPC signals in its Seasonal Drought Outlook that drought will likely persist in the western Corn Belt and improve in the eastern Belt. The Southern Plains are also expected to see some improvement.

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