Cradle News – William Richard Mitchell 

Rebecca and Justin Mitchell of Bellevue are the proud parents of William Richard Mitchell, born February 2, 2007, in Hailey, Idaho. He weighed 9 lbs 1 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long.

U.S. Drought Monitor: Help In The West, Unchanged Conditions In The Plains 
The East and Southeast: While a winter storm pushed through the Northeast last week, most areas of dryness and drought received relatively light precipitation, with a few areas of moderate precipitation observed.