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Hay Fires a Growing Risk as Arkansas Dries Out

More than one-third of Arkansas is experiencing drought conditions, raising concerns among farmers about fires starting in hay fields. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows far southern Arkansas is in extreme drought, while parts just north are in either severe …

Rains Bring at Least 4 Tornadoes Through Mississippi

At least four tornadoes were part of a rainy system that moved across Mississippi Friday night and Saturday morning. Officials reported tornadoes in Adams, Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties. Weather Service officials said they know of no injuries from any …

WeatherBug Releases U.S. Summer Season Forecast

Following last year’s below-average rainfalls and above-average temperatures that brought drought conditions to nearly two-thirds of the U.S., the WeatherBug Meteorology Team at Earth Networks is releasing its 2013 U.S. Summer Forecast. WeatherBug is forecasting a summer season similar to …

Rains Fail to Offset Oklahoma Drought Conditions

Rains that have fallen across Oklahoma during the past week have not provided significant relief from drought conditions that have plagued the state in recent months, according to a state climatologist, and left the state’s cotton crop in what one …

UK Homeowners Warned of Drought Risks

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging homeowners not to worry unnecessarily, but to be aware of the ongoing drought conditions currently afflicting the UK. The extremely dry weather, with little or no rainfall across many parts of the …