Rain helps but southern Plains still stuck in drought
Last week’s deluge brought welcomed rain to much of the nation’s dry midsection, but even the much-needed moisture wasn’t enough to break the drought. FULL STORY »
‘All eyes on El Niño’ as drought swells again
Half of the United States can’t shake the oppressive drought bring water woes and Dust Bowl concerns, especially across the western half of the country. FULL STORY »
Dust storms, wildfires & drought: What happened to April showers?
From dust storms on the Plains to wildfires in California, drought conditions continue to worsen across the western half of the country. FULL STORY »
Drought dries half of country
Drought now extends to 50 percent of the Contiguous United States, leading to water shortages and weakening farmland values across some of the regions hardest-hit by the intense dryness. FULL STORY »
Drought maintains strangle-hold on southern Plains
Dry states – especially those on the southern Plains and in the West – are continuing to sink further into drought, despite the return of wet weather. FULL STORY »
The boy is back? Risk of El Nino this year increases
A U.S. weather forecaster said on Thursday the chances that the El Nino phenomenon will show up by summer are exceeding 50 percent. FULL STORY »
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