Central GP drought of 2012

Weather junkies…this one’s for you.  The linked report provides a look at the Central Great Plains drought of last year.  The committee detected a small trend toward dryness during the previous decade, but was unable to find a proximate cause for the drought.  The report indicates that the drought was not an extension of the drought in the Southern Great Plains from 2011 and that ocean warming was also not a cause.  They have deemed this drought an anomaly.  Because the cause is not clear, they are unable to predict the end of the drought as well.

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