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Wettest May since 1895 delays planting

posted on June 19, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Wettest May since 1895 delays planting
Tropical Storm Bill blasted the Texas coast and continued north to the Southern Plains this week, dumping nearly a foot of rain in some places as it moved north into Oklahoma and Arkansas. An additional 3 to 8 inches of rain is expected in the... Full Story

Colorado's rain isn't helping Southwest reservoirs

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. Full Story

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding. Full Story

Parts of Iowa, Missouri nearing drought status

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status. Full Story

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast
One of Mother Nature’s cruelest ironies is a flood in the middle of a drought. But that’s what folks in some parts of California dealt with this week as an early December storm provided a bit of relief to California’s drought. Full Story

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds. Full Story

Colorado Cleans Up While Rain Soaks the Corn Belt

posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Colorado Cleans Up While Rain Soaks the Corn Belt
Farmers in Colorado assess the damage from flooding that brought much-needed moisture to the region, but at a price. And the Drought Monitor shows improvement in Colorado and areas in the Corn Belt received some much needed rainfall, likely too... Full Story

Wild Western Weather as Corn Belt Crop Cooks

posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Wild Western Weather as Corn Belt Crop Cooks
More wildfires in California as flash floods slam Colorado. Meanwhile, the dry conditions remain in the Corn Belt as predictions are made on autumn weather. Full Story

Flash Drought Zaps Moisture Out of Corn Belt

posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Flash Drought Zaps Moisture Out of Corn Belt
The year *after* the worst drought in half a century began with a series of rain showers that lasted well into spring planting season. The dramatic change in weather patterns replenished subsoil moisture that had been zapped out the year before.... Full Story

Massive Wildfire Burns as Flash Drought Strengthens

posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Massive Wildfire Burns as Flash Drought Strengthens
Wildfire in Yosemite larger than the city of Chicago and much of the Corn Belt is now experiencing a flash drought. Full Story

Drought Tightens as Weather Heats Up U.S.

posted on July 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Drought Tightens as Weather Heats Up U.S.
The dog days of summer are barking all over the country this week as high temperatures gripped most of America. East coast water sprinklers worked overtime as heat advisories warned of triple digit temperatures and high humidity was also... Full Story

Deadly Wildfires Burn Across Arizona

posted on July 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Deadly Wildfires Burn Across Arizona
The wildfire season of 2013 took a deadly turn this week as 19 firefighters were killed in the line of duty. The elite crew members were overtaken as a quick moving fire blazed near the central Arizona town of Yarnell. Full Story

Colorado Wildfires Most Destructive in State History

posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Colorado Wildfires Most Destructive in State History
Lightning strikes, strong winds, and bone-dry conditions sparked several wildfires this week in parts of California, New Mexico, and Oregon. But the charring of Colorado has done the worst damage. Full Story

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops

posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops
Heavy rains in the Corn Belt are starting to cause major problems downstream. Areas still recovering from earlier spring flooding are back in the trenches again, hoping for drier conditions. Full Story

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought

posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought
“The rain on the plain was mainly a pain” for many in rural America this week. Several rivers escaped their banks in Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas. High water in Spring Bay, Illinois near Peoria flooded homes and other low-lying areas.... Full Story
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