For the first time in well over a year, drought has disappeared from Colorado, leaving only pockets of abnormally dry conditions.
Just four months ago, over a quarter of Colorado was in extreme and exceptional drought, the two worst categories. Today, less than one percent of the state is experiencing moderate drought, with another 15 percent - mainly in the southern mountains, seeing abnormally dry conditions.
It's no accident that places like Coorado and Oklahoma are among the world's hubs for atmospheric science. What causes these severe weather patterns?
A typical spring day in Colorado: high winds and fire danger for the southeast, while blizzard conditions cover the northeast.
The midwest United States is getting wetter, and climate predictions offer little hope for avoiding more floods.