News Plains

Powerful Windstorm Winds Down in Plains, Midwest

  • Published: Oct 19th, 2012

A storm brought powerful winds to a huge swath of the Plains & Midwest, tossing trucks off highways and sparking fires.

Another Week Brings More Pessimistic Drought News

  • Published: Sep 27th, 2012

Latest drought update shows the worst conditions have tightened their grip on the Plains with major relief seeming a long shot.

Isaac Weakens, But the Danger is Far From Over

  • Published: Aug 30th, 2012

As of Thursday, forecasters still warning of dangerous flooding from the additional rain likely to fall in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Extreme Heat Proves Relentless in Central States

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2012

The heat has proved relentless as areas from Nebraska to southern Illinois are still experiencing record-breaking heat.

Heat Wave Adds to Wildfire Woes, Expands East

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.

High Plains Farmers Depleting Groundwater, Study Says

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2012

A new study shows that farmers are rapidly depleting groundwater supplies in Kansas and Texas as well as parts of California.

Critical Flaws Bared in Aviation Tornado Warning System

  • Published: Apr 24th, 2012

Crucial gaps in the nation’s aviation tornado warning and response system remain, like alerting airline pilots & passengers.