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January 8, 2008

Tornadoes in January

Filed under: Rising Temperatures — Tags: , , , — John Banta @ 4:19 am

Unseasonably warm weather has resulted in rare January tornadoes in Missouri, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Illinois and Oklahoma. More warm weather in the midwest and tornadoes are expected to continue for another day.

 Temperature records for January were set in Buffalo, Toledo, Atlantic City New Jersey and Chicago.

http://www6.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2008/01/08/Severe.Weather/

October 14, 2007

Areas of Increasing and Decreasing Rainfall

Filed under: Rising Temperatures — Tags: , , — John Banta @ 5:07 am

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Map shows areas of increasing and decreasing rainfall. In spite of increasing rain in the western U.S. desertification is increasing since warmer temperatures tend to dry the soil creating more run-off that can’t recharge aquifers.

Source: USDA

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