Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Burnt to a crisp

Record temperatures were recorded in July in all fifty states, including Alaska:
The temperature at the Northway weather station in Southeast Fairbanks County hit a record 97 F (36.1 C) on July 11.
Hawaii is not influenced by North American continental weather and is usually remarkably constant, but even there record highs were recorded.

Furthermore, almost half the states are drier than normal and record drought continues int the South-central region:
Officials at the National Drought Mitigation Center said the July percentage is the highest recorded level of drought since the monitor began documenting conditions 12 years ago.
So not a long record, but still indicates the severity of the situation.

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