Drought shrinks slightly: NOAA issues gloomy outlook

Climate Change: The national drought footprint shrank slightly this week, as heavy rains fell across the South, Southeast, Midwest and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, and major snowfall blanketed parts of the Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades, bringing relief to those regions. However, the hardest-hit drought region -- the Great Plains -- continued to experience drier-than-average conditions, with the drought continuing to hold on. A new federal drought outlook issued on Thursday projects that the drought......

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