National Weather Forecast
A system moving east across the mid-section of the nation will bring rain and snow chances from the Rockies to the western Dakotas, with showers and storms stretching as far east as southern Minnesota by Tuesday Night. Rain and some higher elevation snow will also be possible from the Pacific Northwest down into central California.
Showers and a few rumbles of thunder across the nation will lead to areas of mainly under three inches of rain through the middle of the week. Meanwhile, several inches of snow could pile up the next few days from the Sierra to portions of western South Dakota.
The Biomass Industry Expands Across the South, Thanks in Part to UK Subsidies. Critics Say it’s Not ‘Carbon Neutral’
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Prince William announces winners of first Earthshot Prize to tackle climate crisis
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