Indiana could experience drought this summer

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana State Climate Office says parts of Indiana may experience another drought this summer.

The office based at Purdue University in West Lafayette said Monday that some northern Indiana counties already are abnormally dry.

It says a drought will depend on the strength of a developing La Nina weather pattern. It says stronger La Nina conditions in summer typically result in Midwest summers that are hotter or drier, or both. That’s what happened during the drought in the summer of 2012.

Associate State Climatologist Ken Scheeringa says that if La Nina does develop quickly and with at least moderate intensity, drought conditions may develop in Indiana by August.

The climate office says it expects the second half of June to be drier than normal.

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Switching channels June 14, 2016 at 7:13 am

There can’t be a drought! Channel 22 news says it is going to rain everyday. (Carrie) If you believe her weather forecasts we are all going to be seeking shelter due to all the severe storms that “may” happen…I want to work at a job that I can do horribly everyday and just keep being paid. Does she even look out a window from time to time?


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