National Weather Forecast
On Thursday, a system moving through the Rockies and Plains will bring showers and storms as well as snow at higher elevations. A system approaching the Pacific Northwest will provide another chance of rain and snow across the region. Some snow showers will be possible from northern Ohio to New England.
Heavy rain through Friday evening will be possible in coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest, with at least 1-3” of rain possible. Rainfall amounts of up to around an inch will also be possible in western/central Kansas. Looking at snow, a few feet of snow could accumulate in the Rockies.
Farmers Eye Dry Weather and High Costs as 2021 Gets Underway
More from Progressive Farmer: “Dry conditions are widespread in the U.S. right now, and the farther west you go, the more dire the drought reported by DTN Farmer Advisers. … Northeastern Colorado farmer Marc Arnusch fears his region is entering historic territory. “Our farm has experienced the driest fall and winter months many of us can remember,” he said. “We depend a great deal on the snowpack that falls in the Rocky Mountains for the bulk of our irrigation water supply. We simply have not received the weather events we had hoped for and the prospects for storms in the near future are bleak.” Farmers from the Great Plains — Kansas, Nebraska and Alberta, Canada — echoed these concerns. But even growers farther east, from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri, noted the lack of moisture, as dry spots and micro-droughts are surfacing from the Great Lakes states down to the Mid-South this spring.”
Weekslong Water Crisis Continues In Mississippi, Hitting Black Residents Hardest
More from HuffPost: “Frigid temperatures and torrential snowfall have largely left the South after a cold front gripped the region weeks ago, but some cities are still facing dire infrastructure failures caused by the cold and their state’s lack of preparation. Most of the people suffering the most untenable circumstances ― including a now weekslong water shortage in Mississippi ― are in predominantly Black and brown communities, and their experiences offer a grim look at the reality of racial inequality under the worsening global climate crisis. When the extreme cold first touched the South in mid-February, Texas officials ― specifically, Texas Republicans ― were roundly criticized for their long-standing opposition to weatherizing the state’s power supply, a progressive energy priority. But widespread infrastructure failures during and after the cold front weren’t confined to Texas.”
Volvo says it will be ‘fully electric’ by 2030 and move car sales online
More from CNBC: “Volvo Cars said Tuesday it planned to become a “fully electric car company” by the year 2030, with all sales of the firm’s pure electric models set to move online. In order to meet its target, the company will look to remove cars with internal combustion engines — including hybrids — from its global offering by the end of the decade. The Chinese-owned automotive giant launched its first all-electric car last year. In the mid-term, it wants half of global sales to be fully electric by 2025, with hybrids accounting for the other half.”
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