A weather pattern known as La Nina created drought conditions, and subsequent wildfires, across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, But its weather cousin, El Nino, may develop, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.
As portions of the U.S. endure scorching drought, livestock owners struggle to locate feed supplies. Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and several more western states range from D0 to D4.