From The Weather Channel:
“Severe drought parched the Southwest from Texas to California and heat waves set record-high temperatures. A New Mexico firestorm nearly killed 24 firefighters.
“Sound familiar? Those were actually the events of 1950 in America, not 2013. In that year, natural cycles in Pacific and Atlantic oceans’ sea-surface temperatures combined to create extreme heat and drought across the United States. And the pattern is repeating.”