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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 06:03 PM

Flash drought declared in D.C.; historically hot, dry weather will get worse before it gets better

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/26/flash-drought-declared-dc-while-historically-hot-dry-weather-will-get-worse-before-it-gets-better/



In a flash, large parts of the Washington region are now officially in a drought, thanks to persistent heat and the sudden onset of dry conditions.

The U.S. government’s drought monitor, released Thursday, placed the entire region in either its abnormally dry or moderate drought categories.

The drought has seemingly come out of nowhere. As recently as early August, it wasn’t on anyone’s radar, due to how soggy it had been in months prior.

The drought was set up by a simmering summer, the seventh-hottest on record, which turned progressively drier. Although plentiful rains accompanied June and early July, they abruptly shut off thereafter.

September has delivered historically little rain, while temperatures most days (22 of 26) have soared into the summerlike 80s and 90s. Washington’s average temperature has resembled a typical September in Charleston, S.C.

The unusually hot and dry conditions, which work hand in hand, stand to continue for at least another week before our first real taste of fall.

The summer that never ends


Sounds like the climate is changing...

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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:28 AM

1. Trump promised to drain the swamp

we didn't know it would be through drought caused by climate change

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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:41 AM

2. Extra dust in the air wreaks havoc on some of us with allergies

I'm doing extra sneezing for this time of year. It's supposed to be fall, but sometimes it feels like a cruel summer.

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