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.
For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.
The odds of extreme coastal floods nationally by 2030.