USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (Jan. 12): Dry Conditions Reign Over Much of the Country

Dry weather in the past week dominated large sections of the country, including much of the Southwest, Plains, Midwest, and Northeast.

According to today's Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, a developing storm system across southern sections of the Rockies and Plains produced some snow, mainly on Jan. 10.

The Jan. 12 report also indicated that a storm system crossing the South sparked some rain and snow, primarily Jan. 6-7.

Elsewhere, a train of Pacific storms clipped the Northwest, delivering widespread rain and snow from the Cascades westward.

High pressure once again blocked Arctic air from reaching the United States, resulting in near- or above-normal temperatures across most of the country.

For the full USDA report, click here.

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