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2012–13 North American drought

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The 2012–13 North American drought was caused by less than normal snowfall the previous winter. Also, La Niña-related heat waves were taking place in the Midwestern and Western United States. This was in association with drought conditions in these areas.[1] The drought was an extension of the 2010-13 Southern United States drought.

The drought was worse than the 1988–89 North American drought.[2] The 2012-13 drought covered more areas in the United States and Canada than the 1988-89 drought. In July 2012, the drought covered more than 81% in area. It was comparable to the droughts of the 1930s and 1950s.[3]

Drought continued in parts of North America through 2013.[4] Beginning in March 2013, rainfall lessened drought in the Midwest, the southern Mississippi Valley and the Great Plains.[5]

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  1. "Midwest Drought, La Nina, Global Warming". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  2. "Dealing with the Drought". HS Today. Archived from the original on December 25, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. "How Bad is the U.S. Drought". LiveScience. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  4. Healy, Jack (22 February 2013). "Thin Snowpack in West Signals Summer Drought". New York Times. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  5. "As Drought Turns to Flood". National Public Radio. Retrieved May 15, 2021.