quote: USDA said Delta County, Colorado, was designated a natural primary disaster area because of losses caused by a freeze that occurred in April. Rio Blanco County, Colorado, also was impacted by frost and freezing temperatures in June and drought that is ongoing since May.USDA said Audubon, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Monona, Pottawattamie, Polk and Tama counties in Iowa had a freeze in early April...
quote: Were you including this as a joke?
quote: Pick a year, any year at all, and you'll find some regional areas will break records. Hottest temperature, coldest temperature, most rainfall, least rainfall, most storms, fewest storms, etc, etc. This is natural, normal, and in no way indicative of anything at all, other than natural variability.
quote: I agree that some of these are not "record-breakers", but it does show an overall increase in incidence of droughts.