CPC Says Heat and Drought Could Last All Summer
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the hot and dry weather pattern across the mid section of the country could persist through the summer, and even into October.
The latest models from the CPC show at least 26 states from coast to coast will continue to experience drought conditions through August, according to the 30-day outlook. It also indicates that the midwest is likely to experience above normal temperatures, with the most likely area of hotter than average weather centered over Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Indiana.
The CPC's 90-day outlook suggests the pattern will continue into early fall. (See the latest CPC maps and analysis at the link below.)
This past spring was the warmest and driest spring on record at Paducah. In contrast, the wettest spring on record was just one year ago.
On the Net: CPC U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook