U Of M Researcher Pushes For Drought-Resistant Grasses On CampusDespite all the rain we had in May, some of the state is still experiencing moderate drought conditions -- and it's expected that will expand once we get to drier months like July and August.
Drought's Over In Twin Cities, But Third Of MN Still 'Abnormally Dry'The drought is over in the Twin Cities, but dry conditions are still a factor in northern Minnesota. Nearly all of the state had been in drought in early May. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows only about 12 percent of the state in a moderate drought Thursday, down from 25 percent last week.
Dry Spring Has Farmers Ahead Of ScheduleDry conditions continue to plague much of Minnesota, with seasonal rainfall far below normal. The problem is most severe in the northwestern part of the state, where farm fields are crying for much-needed moisture.
Drought Could Impact Fishing On Minnesota LakesThe walleye opener is just 11 days away, and anglers could be dealing with some shallow lakes. The majority of the state, about 92 percent, is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Less than 20 percent of the state was that dry last year at this time.
Drought Expands Across Large Section Of Nation's Crop RegionDrought conditions are expanding across a large section of the U.S., from California to the Great Plains. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska says the area covered by moderate drought or worse expanded by nearly five percentage points to 36.8 percent during March.
Most Of Minnesota Is Now Officially In DroughtMost of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought. That's a huge jump from just 5 percent last week.
Experts: No Need To Worry Yet About Drought In MinnesotaAs winter relaxes its grip on Minnesota, experts say there's no need to worry yet about dry conditions turning into a drought.
Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate ChangeThe effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.
America The Beautiful (And Freezing)Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
Are Megadroughts On The Way?Scientists warn the Southwest and Central Plains could face "megadroughts" during the second half of this century. And they could last for decades. The scientists write in a study in the journal Science Advances that global warming will lead to "unprecedented drought conditions" -- the worst in more than 1,000 years.
Minnesota May Be On Verge Of DroughtAlmost the entire state of Minnesota is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. More than 98 percent of the state is on the verge of a moderate drought, which is a 20 percent increase from last week. Less than 25 percent of the state was in that range back in October.
2014's Minnesota Weather Extremes: A Look BackWith 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it's a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.