Driest start to the year

It's obviously been extremely dry across a large portion of southwest Kansas this year.  Looking at records at Dodge City (going back to 1875), this is by far the driest start to the year in recorded weather history.

Years with the driest start at Dodge City


The following graph shows what happened the following year (not that means 2012 will follow any trend - it's just interesting to see)...



The following years after the driest start at Dodge City


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