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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:15:00 EDT
Widespread showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast from the Deep South to the Northeast U.S. on Tuesday as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continues to advance northward into the region ahead of a strong cold front. Ahead of this front, humidity and temperatures are more typical of May and early June, and this will support periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across most of the southern and eastern U.S. as the cold front moves offshore by Wednesday morning. After several days of very warm temperatures by mid-April standards, a much colder air mass is settling into the central and eastern U.S. behind the aforementioned strong cold front. Pronounced temperature falls are expected as the front passes, along with gusty northwest winds. In addition to the abruptly colder weather, expect rain to change over to snow Tuesday night across the Northeast where minor accumulations are possible. Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches, and advisories...

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Storms Ease Western Drought But Much More Precipitation Needed

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:18:20 EDT
Drought eased in some areas but encroached into others in the four weeks ending March 4, resulting in a slight overall reduction, to 35.85 percent of the 48 contiguous states, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Storms in late February and early March rolled the portion of California in extreme to exceptional drought (D3-D4) back to 65.89 percent of the state by March 4, from 73.83 percent a week earlier. A blockbuster storm struck California as the calendar turned from February to March, averting a record-breaking season for dryness. The potent storm and a weaker, initial system accounted for more than 75 percent of the season-to-date precipitation in California locations such as Burbank (4.78 of 5.28 inches), downtown Los Angeles (4.52 of 5.72 inches), Camarillo (3.66 of 4.85 inches), and Sandberg (3.04 of 3.93 inches). Details...

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Contiguous U.S. experienced coldest March since 2002
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:00:00 -0500

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