USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (Jan. 5): Year of Active Weather Goes Out With a Bang

A wild week capped off an active-weather year in the United States.

Weather events during the week ending Jan. 1 included severe storms and flash flooding across the interior Southeast; downpours in southern California; horrific wildfires in Colorado; record-setting warmth in the South; and bitterly cold conditions across the northern Plains and Northwest.

According to Wednesday's (Jan. 5) Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), dry conditions dominated the southern Atlantic region, as well as large sections of the Plains.

In the latter, late-week rain and snow provided limited and localized relief for drought-stressed rangeland, pastures, and winter wheat.

Elsewhere, colder, drier air settled across West, starting in the Northwest.

For the full USDA report for Jan. 5, click here.

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