drought

Heavy precipitation is erasing years of extremely dry conditions in parts of California, with the latest federal report showing that just over 51 percent of the state remains in drought — and no areas have the worst rating, "exceptional drought."

11:00 The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook released Thursday by the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center said drought conditions in Ohio and much of the continental U.S. will persist or intensify through Oct. 31, 2012. As we watch the drought continue, we'll talk about the effects in our area on this hour. Guests

  • Jeff Rogers (Professor, Geography and Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University and State of Ohio Climatologist)
  • Jeff Masters (Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground)

Drought Devastation

Jul 25, 2011

Bone-Dry conditions across nearly a third of the lower 48 states are leading some farmers to run their wells dry to irrigate fields...and forcing ranchers to sell off entire herds of cattle. From Florida to Arizona, a drought has reached historic levels in the U.S. We’re not alone. Around the globe, drought conditions are causing famine in the horn of Africa, in England and elsewhere. What causes drought and why does it persist? We'll discuss this and more today on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Guests: