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Northwest Arkansas Rated Abnormally Dry

Posted: March 4, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Edson Lopez, 12, from left, Roberto Lopez, 15, and Carlos Triana, 11, chase a soccer ball Monday while playing in the snow at Veterans Park in Rogers. The group was tired of staying inside and wanted to play. Carlos said he wants to go back to school so he can have a longer summer.

The snow on the ground conceals a general lack of precipitation so far this year, according to authorities.

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Drought, Flood Monitoring

Drought and flood conditions are monitored in part through Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a national volunteer network. There are 800 Arkansas weather stations, said Mike Borengasser, state climatologist, and his goal is to reach 1,500. To join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network or to view maps of volunteer data visit www.cocorahs.org.

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