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Standardized Vegetation Index for 1995

May, 1995 June, 1995 July, 1995
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August, 1995 September, 1995 October, 1995
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Prevailing climatic conditions during 1995 - May through October

Flooding due to active tropical Atlantic inputs at the beginning of the season across the Central states gradually diminished and serious drying took place underneath the core of a dominant upper level ridge during August. Much of the West was unusually wet at the beginning of the season. In contrast, dryness intensified in the Northeast, while hot, breezy weather dried topsoils in the northern Corn Belt. Hot spells affected the central Plains to the Northeast in July and nearly nationwide for 4 weeks beginning in early August. Dryness persisted or developed in much of the East, and seasonal rains failed to materialize in the Southwest. According to climatological records, the Nation experienced the 24th driest summer in the past 101 years while the Northeast region recorded the second driest season in 101 years. Summer temperature approached record levels from the Great Lakes States eastwards, regionally paced by the Northeast (third hottest summer) and the East North Central (fifth hottest) regions.