—Karen Chen, “Cool, rainy summer days just a memory as ‘flash drought’ hits Illinois,” Chicago Tribune, September 13, 2013
“Above-normal temperatures and rapidly deteriorating soil moisture conditions have resulted in what appears to be a late-season flash drought,” said Anthony Artusa, who wrote the report and is a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
—Ian Berry, “‘Flash Drought’ Hits Parts of Midwest,” The Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2013
“We kind of liken this to a flash drought,” Svoboda told the Climate Assessment Response Committee, which was set up to monitor drought conditions.
—Kevin O‘Hanlon, “Danger of drought’s return looms in parts of Nebraska,” The Associated Press, July 19, 2001