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Joel Karlin DTN Contributing Analyst

Tuesday 08/14/12

History of Extreme Droughts in the U.S.
This graphic shows the monthly U.S. Palmer drought ratings from January 1895 to July 2012 along with the three year rolling average.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:43PM CDT 08/14/12 | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
The drought started in late July of 2011 for us. We are located in extreme north east Nebraska. If You follow the drought of 1955- 1956 it didn't break until the late spring of 1957.
Posted by DAN SCHAEFER at 9:28PM CDT 08/14/12
I'm with Dan....in s mn we have had drought conditions since 8/11. Does it matter that from mid April12 to mid June/12 the precip was near normal even tho the subsoil didn't fully recharge? Does that mean last year was technically a different drought?
Posted by Paul Beiser at 4:46PM CDT 08/16/12
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