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Spring Climate Extremes Shatter U.S. Records For Flood, Drought, Fire

By Brad Johnson  

"Spring Climate Extremes Shatter U.S. Records For Flood, Drought, Fire"

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Jeff Masters: “Nature’s fury reached new extremes in the U.S. during the spring of 2011, as a punishing series of billion-dollar disasters brought the greatest flood in recorded history to the Lower Mississippi River, an astonishingly deadly tornado season, the worst drought in Texas history, and the worst fire season in recorded history. There’s never been a spring this extreme for combined wet and dry extremes in the U.S. since record keeping began over a century ago, statistics released last week by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reveal.”

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