Drought

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2012 Warmest Year Ever Recorded In U.S.

If you thought 2012 was warmer than usual, it wasn’t your imagination. The National Climatic Data Center announced the 2012 average annual temperature of 55.3 degrees was the warmest year ever recorded for the contiguous United States.

CBS Miami–01/08/2013

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NOAA: July 2012 Hottest Month Ever For U.S.

July 2012 will be a landmark month for meteorologists and climatologists. According to NOAA, July was the hottest month on record for the United States dating back to 1895.

CBS Miami–08/08/2012

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Midwest Drought Hitting Wallets Of S. Fla. Food Shoppers

As a small businessman with a family of five, the last thing Doral’s Giovanni D’Angelo wants to hear about is higher food prices.

CBS4–07/26/2012

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Drought Conditions Ease Over South Florida

While the heavy rains in June were problematic for anyone hoping to do a lot of outdoor activities, it did bring much needed drought relief to Lake Okeechobee.

CBS Miami–07/03/2012

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March 2012 Hottest March Since 1895

If you thought spring may have been a little too fast, you are probably right. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the United States recorded the warmest winter on record dating back to 1895.

CBS4–04/09/2012

Lake Okeechobee

Drought Conditions Worsen in March

Hit and miss showers in the month of March did little to help our drought situation. And it may get worse before it gets better.

CBS4–04/04/2012

(Source: CBS4) Miami-Dade firefighters drop water from helicopters to help contain a West Miami-Dade brushfire

Dry Conditions And High Winds Sparked Two SW Dade Fires

Miami-Dade firefighters were working to contain a small brush fire which is burning in the area of new homes under construction. There appears to be no immediate danger to people.

CBS4–03/05/2012

(Source: AP)

Brush Fire Near Card Sound Road Controlled

Continuing dry conditions helped the spread of a brush fire near Card Sound Road and US1 south of Florida City, but late Saturday afternoon, firefighters who worked all day on the blaze believed they had it mostly contained.

CBS4–02/04/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Abundant Rainfall Helping S. Fla. Water Problems

The recent rainfall has sent Lake Okeechobee up by three feet and nearly two feet of rain fell in some parts of the Everglades last month, erasing a bone-dry summer.

CBS4–11/11/2011

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October Rain Helps Water Levels At Lake Okeechobee

There is good news and not-so-good-news concerning Lake Okeechobee.

CBS4–11/09/2011

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