NOAA's three-month spring outlook forecasts drought in the West, and warns of high-flood risks in the Midwest.
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 in much of the High Plains, West and Southwest.
A strong storm will bring much-needed precipitation to drought-stricken areas of the West and Plains.
The USDA has declared 597 counties across 14 states natural disaster areas as a result of the ongoing drought.
A sprawling storm brought Christmas Day tornadoes to the South and now blizzard conditions to the Ohio Valley.
The existing long-term impacts of the drought will make recovery in the U.S. more difficult.
Another week of little rain across the lower 48 states has brought little relief to drought-stricken areas.