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Planting Zones Heading North

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Planting Zones Heading North

As temperatures rise, planting zones are on the move.

Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

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Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

All regions of the continental U.S. have seen the frost-free season, defined as the stretch between the last below-32°F reading in the spring and the first in the fall, grow longer.

Spring Snow Cover

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Spring Snow Cover

While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less overall spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

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Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.

Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

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Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.