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.
posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding.
posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM
Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status.
posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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.
posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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.
posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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....
posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Wildfire in Yosemite larger than the city of Chicago and much of the Corn Belt is now experiencing a flash drought.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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...
posted on July 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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.
posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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.
posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM
“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....
posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM
The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature continues to disagree.
Heavy snow fell in the plains --- most recently in Nebraska and Minnesota --- where travel was slowed because of the precipitation.