- April 23, 2014
The Arkansas Valley is enduring the driest continuous period in Colorado's history of recorded data, recalling conditions the state's southeastern plains experienced during the Dust Bowl.
- April 15, 2014
Atmospheric rivers are the source of 30-50 percent of precipitation along the U.S. West Coast, and they are a major driver of the region's most serious floods. But the events are also called “drought busters” because, as these maps from 2010 show, just one or two storms can help replenish the water system during dry spells.
- April 11, 2014
A lack of snow covering the harsh terrain of the Iditarod this March made the 2014 race especially challenging, and many mushers pulled out of the race due to injuries and broken sleds.
- April 9, 2014
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- April 7, 2014
A few storms found their way to the drought-stricken California coast late this winter, but they barely made a dent in the state's huge water deficits. As the North Pacific winter storm season recedes, there is little likelihood for substantial drought recovery.