News Plains

Severe Storms Bring More ‘Weather Whiplash’ to U.S.

Severe Storms Bring More ‘Weather Whiplash’ to U.S.

  • Published: Jun 3rd, 2013

Violent weather in the Plains and Midwest ranged from tornadoes, intense drought and life-threatening flooding.

Oklahoma Tornado Shows Progress in Weather Warnings

Oklahoma Tornado Shows Progress in Weather Warnings

  • Published: May 23rd, 2013

Despite its devastation, the Moore tornado helped showcase scientists' progress in providing early warnings.

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.

2012 Drought Worse Than Dust Bowl Era & Unpredictable

  • Published: Apr 11th, 2013

The 2012 Great Plains summer drought was more intense than the Dust Bowl and largely natural in origin, report finds.

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.

Another Summer of Drought Looms for Texas and West

  • Published: Apr 4th, 2013

Texas, the Southwest, and California are likely to see another summer of drought, this time with greater water woes.

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.

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.