posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Much of the nation faced a rude awakening from relatively balmy fall weather as temperatures plummeted this week across the nation’s midsection, and a blanket of snow covered large portions of the northern plains.
posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Residents of California endured another round of wildfires this week. The latest fire tore through dry vegetation in the scenic Big Sur region south of San Francisco.
And a change in weather patterns may be coming to the Great Plains and points...
posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM
The system dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, forcing school closures and temporary power outages.
posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM
Up to 4’ of snow falls in parts of South Dakota resulting in heavy losses for cattle producers. 10 days into the government shutdown hopes rise for a solution to the fiscal fiasco in Washington. And by paying attention to the little things,...
posted on October 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM
A rare autumn blizzard paralyzed much of western plains late last week. The storm dumped as much as 4 feet of snow, left thousands without power and killed nearly 100,000 cattle.
posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM
This week started with some delayed warm and dry conditions. The weather pattern allowed for corn planting to finally occur. But growers are still well behind the average pace as only 5 percent of the corn crop was in the ground according to USDA’s...
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.
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.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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...
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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,...
posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM
As snow falls across America, the reduction of drought is slight.
This week’s snow cover map from Intellicast shows increasing snowpack in the northern states. But it it’s nowhere near the amount needed as evidenced by the University of...
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.
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...
posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON(USDA) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $3 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program funds to five western states where record...