California drought shifting toward Midwest

California drought shifting toward Midwest.
The areas of drought across the U.S. have changed dramatically in just the last two months.
Here’s a video where I show just how much the drought pattern has changed.
California’s several year long drought has ended in just a two month period between December 2016 and February 2017.
The upper air pattern that shifted to bring California heavy rain has put other parts of the U.S. into dry weather.
Now the main drought area in the U.S. is becoming established in the Midwest.
If this Midwestern drought area continues to grow, it will have an impact on the Midwest growing season.
For Michigan, if the dry area expands just to our west, it will be a factor that points toward a warmer than normal summer.
We will just have to keep an eye on the drought area for the next two months to see if it’s trending bigger and drier, or being cut down by spring rains.
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