Drought persists in California; sparks fears that 2014 will bring yet another drought year.
Over the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor week, a sprawling area of high pressure across much of the contiguous 48 states appeared before two low-pressure systems took over.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Matthew Rosencrans, most of the wet weather brought on by the two low-pressure systems was confined to east of the Rockies, with the heaviest rains across the Southeast.
Some light precipitation was recorded across portions of the Pacific Northwest, he noted.
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