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Standardized Vegetation Index for 1989

May, 1989 June, 1989 July, 1989
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August, 1989 September, 1989 October, 1989
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Prevailing climatic conditions during 1989 - May through October

Dry weather prevailed across the northern Plains into the western Corn Belt. The resulting severe drought conditions limited winter yields in the region. However, abundant rainfall relieved long-term drought over this region but caused local flooding problems at the end of the summer season. Heavy rain in the Southeast observed in the middle of the season while hot and dry weather prevailed across the northern plains. In contrast, heavy rain soaked the central and southern Plains into the Southeast and along parts of the middle Atlantic coast. The summer was abnormally cool in the South and Central while it was abnormally warm in the West North Central and Southwest.