National Weather Forecast

To begin the new work week, rain and snow is expected from California stretching into the Pacific Northwest eastward into the Northern Plains and Rockies. Some snow showers will fall across New England. Scattered areas of rain are possible in Florida and Texas.

The heaviest rain through Tuesday evening will be across portions of the Pacific Northwest, where up to 3” of rain could fall. The western mountains will be where the heaviest snow will fall – up to a foot or two in some locations,


California – Barring ‘miracle,’ farm water will be in short supply

More from Ag Alert: ““We need a Miracle March,” Kern County almond grower Don Davis says, expressing the concern of many farmers as California drops deeper into drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor said last week 85% of the state is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought and, on the same day, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced low initial allocations for customers of its Central Valley Project. The bureau said it had allocated 5% supplies to its agricultural service contractors both north and south of the delta.

Swarm of 20,000 earthquakes could make Iceland’s volcanoes erupt

More from LiveScience: “More than 20,000 earthquakes have shaken southern Iceland this week, rattling the capital city of Reykjavik and keeping geologists on their toes as all signs point to a pending volcanic eruption, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reported on Thursday (March 4). This week’s marathon of quakes continues a swarm of seismic activity that began on Feb. 24, when a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula — about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the capital city.

One of The Nation’s Largest Pipelines Caused The Biggest Spill in Decades–And We’re Just Hearing About It

More from Earther: “Unless you’re living in Huntersville, North Carolina, you may be blissfully unaware that the U.S.’s biggest gasoline spill since 1997 happened this past summer. The slowly-unfolding, little-reported-on saga in the state involves a company controlled by special interests like the Koch brothers and Shell, and a pipeline that has been transporting dirty energy for decades. And the crisis of the Colonial pipeline points to one of the next big issues for American fossil fuel infrastructure: what to do about dangerous, aging pipelines as we move to clean energy.


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