A look at how both precipitation and temperature have changed this season since 1970.
Since 1970, much of the U.S. has seen the frost-free season get longer, on the backdrop of rising temperatures across the country.
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.
Heavy downpours have increased in every region of the contiguous states since 1950.
Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.
The nationwide January through April tornado count is way down, 54 percent to be exact.
A look at the stark differences between March 2012 and March 2013 across the country.
For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.