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Will the Southern US Stay Dry All Winter?

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:20:17 CST

Will the Southern US Stay Dry All Winter? There may not be much snow across the United States this winter. At least, that's the concern of Meteorologist Brad Rippy of the US Department of Agriculture. He worries specifically about the jet stream, which continues to push weather systems quickly across the northern part of the US. That provides little to no moisture for a lot of the US as a result.

Rippy says that "We still have nearly two-thirds of the contiguous U.S. in drought, about sixty-two to sixty-three percent at this time, with the core drought areas covering the Plains, parts of the Western Corn Belt, and into the Southwest. The greatest risk for dry conditions and mild conditions during the winter months would be across the southern tier of the country, particularly from Southern California to the Southern Plains."

You can see and hear his comments in this special video report on winter weather patterns, as anchored by Bob Ellison.

Click on the play button in the video box below to watch the report.



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