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Topic - Douglas Miller
As residents of Joplin, Mo., and surrounding towns dug out Monday from the latest devastating storm to pummel the American heartland, weather researchers said recent atmospheric patterns have produced a recipe of disaster for Americans in the South and Midwest.
"It's too hard to say at such a short time period. It's more likely that it has to do with the shifting weather patterns than to anything longer-term," Mr. Miller said.
He noted that the South has witnessed severe weather for the last two springs.