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US Precipitation Back To Normal In 2013

September 16, 2013

By Paul Homewood

 

Only a few months ago, Obama was talking about “crippling drought” in his inauguration speech, using it as evidence of climate change.

But what is the current situation?

 

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Nationally over the last 12 months, precipitation has actually been running above normal.

 

And the Midwest corn belt, that was a concern a year ago? Again, above normal.

 

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And the same with the other major agricultural belts.

 

 

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What about  regional patterns?

 

cag_[ Statewide Precipitation Rank (accumulation between Sep 2012 and Aug 2013) ]

 

There is a clear East-West split. But, while much of the West has been below normal for the last 12 months, it has not been abnormally so. On records going back to 1895, the current shortage of rainfall is equivalent to a one in five year event.

 

It is hardly “Climate Change”, Mr President!

2 Comments
  1. Bloke down the pub permalink
    September 16, 2013 9:17 am

    It looks to me like all your graphs are the same.

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