Weather Blog

Some Heat Relief - Monday, July 9, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist Many areas of the nation have had some very hot weather since last days of June and into the first week of July. This has been especially true in the central and northeast areas of the nation. The graphic below (full story)

Summer Swelter - Monday, July 2, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The last couple days of June and first few days of July have brought the hottest temperatures of the summer so far to most of the nation. In addition to the heat, there has also been rainfall, at times quite (full story)

Precipitation Update - Monday, June 25, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The most recent drought status map is shown below. As you can see, drought conditions persist in the Desert Southwest, Southern Rockies and portions of the Southern Plains. While there has been some modest impr (full story)

Bud Brings Relief to the West - Monday, June 18, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The wildfire season was off to a bad start in portions of the Central and Southern Rockies in early June. Major wildfires have burned thousands of acres in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and othe (full story)

Possible Wet Weather for Desert Southwest and Southern Rockies - Monday, June 11, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The eastern Pacific has heated up early and tropical activity has developed over the past week. As you can see in the graphic below we have two storms. Tropical storm Aletta and Hurricane Bud have developed rap (full story)

An Early Start to the Summer Monsoon? - Monday, June 4, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist This past weekend brought badly needed rain to portions of southern Colorado and New Mexico that was not only very dry but were suffering from some early season wildfire activity. Another area of very dry condi (full story)

Summer on the Doorstep in the West - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

After a very cool April over most of the nation, temperatures have really turned around during the month of May. The chart below shows temperatures relative to average since May 1. Notice all the orange and red areas which represent above normal tem (full story)

Wet Spots & Dry Spots - Monday, May 21, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The month of May has been warmer than average for many areas of the U.S. after a very chilly April. May has also brought a hodgepodge of wet areas and dry areas to many areas of the nation as well. Over the (full story)

Drought Status Update - Monday, May 14, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist After a cold and wet April (one of the coldest April’s in recent years) we have experienced a nice turn around in temperatures across a large part of the lower 48 states. Other than in the Pacific Northwe (full story)

Variety of Midwest Concerns - Monday, May 7, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist April was a rough month not only for livestock concerns across the USA but cold and snow has led to planting delays in many areas of the Corn Belt. In addition to the cold soil temperatures and wet areas, the (full story)

Drought Update - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist  Below is the most recent drought status update for the U.S. Drought conditions persist in the Southern Plains and the Desert Southwest. Dryness has also expanded in California and portions of the Great (full story)

La Nina Gone - What's Next? - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist A colder subtropical Pacific (La Nina) that has persisted since the all of 2017 has almost completely faded away. It is typical as we go through spring and into summer for Pacific events (La Nina or El Nino (full story)

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