Ag News, Drought, Drought Monitor, Weather

Showers and thunderstorms move across the Central Plains and Midwest while dry air mass covers Southern Plains

An upper-level ridge dominated the central contiguous U.S. during this U.S. Drought Monitor week (Sept. 14 to 20). It was bracketed by an upper-level trough that moved out of the Northeast early in the week, and a Pacific upper-level trough that moved into the West as the week... Read More

Heavy rain and thunderstorms improve drought conditions in central US

  • By Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center

Flavor’s secret ingredient

Rain and thunderstorms sweep through parts of High Plains

  • By Curtis Riganti, National Drought Mitigation Center

Dryness expands across High Plains region as planting begins

  • By Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center

Severe weather affects areas of Midwest, South

  • By David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center