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Great Lakes levels rise, but slump hasn't ended

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina... Full Story

Program designed to help prepare for droughts

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Federal agencies will provide better and more accessible information about matters such as long-term weather prospects and soil moisture levels under a program designed to help communities prepare for future droughts and respond more... Full Story

Market to Market (April 26, 2013)

posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Market to Market (April 26, 2013)
Full Program: The governor of a leading farm state negotiates agricultural trade with China. Heavy rains bring much-needed moisture to the Grain Belt and push rivers to flood stage. And with spring planting on hold, an expert suggests changes to nitrogen... Full Story

Recent Storms Ease Drought In Midwestern States

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Climatologists caution that the moisture doesn't signal the end of the stubborn drought that still has a hold on more than half the continental U.S. Full Story

Market to Market (March 1, 2013)

posted on March 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Market to Market (March 1, 2013)
Full Program: Partisan bickering ends in gridlock, paving the way for $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts. A government study reveals fast food accounts for a significant portion of America’s diet. Another massive snowstorm brings much-needed moisture to the... Full Story

Snowstorm Again Blankets Several Regions

posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Snowstorm Again Blankets Several Regions
A late-winter storm socked portions of the Plains, Corn Belt and Great Lakes again this week, delivering much-needed moisture to an area still locked in the worst drought in half-a-century. Over the weekend snow blanketed Denver, Colorado,... Full Story

Iowa Apple Growers Fear Another Year of Drought

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Iowa's apple growers fear what another year of drought will do to their businesses. Many growers also were clobbered last year by a late freeze. Full Story

Iowa church blesses Missouri River in ceremony

posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM

The Missouri River has received a special blessing from an Iowa church that hopes the ceremony will make the river holy and reduce flooding and drought. Full Story

Nebraska and Wyoming Have Driest Years Ever in 2012

posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

A national report says Nebraska was one of two states that experienced its hottest and driest year on record in 2012. Full Story

Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Federal officials say they're confident that they'll be able to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic and avoid a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent. Full Story

Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won't be enough to ease the nation's drought. In fact, climatologists say, it would take historic snowfalls - an absurd amount, really - to undo the damage inflicted by one of the driest... Full Story

Second Strongest La Nina Continues

posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Second Strongest La Nina Continues
The second strongest La Nina, now entering its third calendar year of existence, continues its grip on the western Corn Belt. Full Story

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