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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Sep 17, 2013 03:31 PM CDT

One of the primary features during late summer--actually, the leading feature for the Corn Belt--was the setting-up of a huge area of hot high pressure over the south-central Plains, southwestern Midwest and the Delta. We know what happened underneath this high--it got blistering hot and dry. The height of this feature in the atmosphere, and the lack of any ability of storm systems to punch through it, brought on the nickname "Dome of Doom". I discussed this development in detail during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois and Husker Harvest Days near Grand Island, Nebraska.

The "Dome of Doom" ...

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