News Plains

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.

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.

USDA Declares Winter Wheat Belt Drought Disaster Area

  • Published: Jan 10th, 2013

The USDA has declared 597 counties across 14 states natural disaster areas as a result of the ongoing drought.

Storm Brings Tornado Outbreak and Blizzard Conditions

  • Published: Dec 26th, 2012

A sprawling storm brought Christmas Day tornadoes to the South and now blizzard conditions to the Ohio Valley.

Drought to Last Into 2013; Impacts Expected to Intensify

  • Published: Dec 20th, 2012

The existing long-term impacts of the drought will make recovery in the U.S. more difficult.

Resilient Drought Holds on Through Dry Autumn

  • Published: Dec 13th, 2012

Another week of little rain across the lower 48 states has brought little relief to drought-stricken areas.