weather

Rainfall maps showcase the haves and the have-nots for 2014

As the southwestern drought intensifies (there may be no rain for the remainder of the month in the hardest hit drought areas of California and Nevada), many places east of the Rockies have seen a plethora of rainfall in 2014. It is easy to see where the rainfall haves and the rainfall have-nots are located (Fig. 1)…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 06/14/14

weather

A stormy weekend is shaping up across the Plains states

Although 2014 has seen an almost endless spate of severe weather and torrential rainfall, tornadoes have been conspicuously absent. For the months starting in December 2013 through and including May 2014, monthly tornado statistics have been below the three-year (2011-2013) and six-year (2008-2013) averages. So far…To read the entire feature, click here.

Originally published 06/13/14