News Midwest

At Long Last, Great Plains Sees Some Drought Relief

  • Published: Apr 12th, 2013

Major storm brings drought relief to the High Plains after over a year of drought, but abnormally dry conditions linger.

Spring Blizzard to Dump Heavy Snow, Spark Severe Storms

  • Published: Apr 8th, 2013

An April blizzard is forecast to dump more than a foot of snow in some areas, while igniting severe thunderstorms.

Warming May Mean More Toxic Algae Blooms for Lake Erie

  • Published: Apr 1st, 2013

Toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie could come more often and be more intense in coming decades.

Drought and Floods in NOAA’s ‘Mixed Bag’ Spring Outlook

  • Published: Mar 21st, 2013

NOAA's three-month spring outlook forecasts drought in the West, and warns of high-flood risks in the Midwest.

Myriad Hazards Loom as Intense Snowstorm Moves In

  • Published: Mar 5th, 2013

An intense late-winter storm will affect millions from Chicago to the Mid-Atlantic with snow, wind, and coastal flooding.

Heavy Rains, Snow Bring First Hint of Good Drought News

  • Published: Feb 28th, 2013

The severe drought ebbed in the Southeast, but water supply concerns are growing amid a dry Western winter.

Time Is Running Out to Avert a Third Summer of Drought

  • Published: Feb 21st, 2013

Time is running out to avert a third summer of drought in much of the High Plains, West and Southwest.

Snowstorm Headed For Heart of Drought Region

  • Published: Feb 19th, 2013

A strong storm will bring much-needed precipitation to drought-stricken areas of the West and Plains.