I think we will remember 2011 as a year of extreme events. In Illinois we have already faced a February blizzard, flooding, record rainfalls, drought, and a heat wave. The latest newsletter of the NOAA’s Regional Climate Centers Program has highlighted several major events from around the country, including:
- spring flooding in the Midwest
- record flooding in the Missouri River Basin
Check it out. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m ready for a quiet fall.