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Weather service predicts severe drought season


Although Wyoming saw increased precipitation in April, weather, firefighting and emergency response officials are still predicting a severe drought and fire season for 2013.

“We did get a lot of moisture, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t help a whole bunch,” said Carbon County Emergency Coordinator John Zeiger.

Last year’s drought was defined as “exceptional” on a five-level scale the National Weather Service uses to indicate drought. Exceptional is the fifth level on the scale.

The worst drought conditions in 2012 were recorded during the fall and winter, meteorologist for t...

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