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Cold for Rest of February - Monday, February 18, 2019

For stock growers across the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies, it has already been a very long month of the cold and occasional snow. While the worst of the Polar Vortex at the end of January was more focused in the Midwest, the most recent roun (full story)

El Nino Update - Monday, February 11, 2019

 For most of the winter season (going back to November) sea surface temperatures in the subtropical Pacific have been slightly above normal. Simply put, we have been a weak El Nino this winter. Over the past several weeks sea surface temperatur (full story)

Round 2 of Cold On the Way - Monday, February 4, 2019

Temperatures have rebounded dramatically after last week’s Polar Vortex that invaded the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and Plains.  The turn from record cold to above normal temperatures was quite dramatic, however, can we expect it to last (full story)

Western Snowpack Update - Monday, January 7, 2019

The 2018-2019 snowpack year was off to good start in November, however, we lost a little ground in snowpack buildup across the west as December is a drier month. While the best snowpack buildup usually comes with the better snow producing months (full story)

Stormy Christmas Week Weather - Friday, December 21, 2018

Over the past two weeks there has been a relatively mild weather pattern across a good part of the country. Since the big winter storm in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic states, a mild stretch of weather has developed coast to coast. However, big cha (full story)

Odds of a White Christmas - Monday, December 17, 2018

After a stretch of mild temperatures over many areas of the United States over the past week, snow cover has melted away in some areas. Will cold and snow return to bring a White Christmas to your area? Below are two charts that show the current (full story)

Warm Stratosphere = Cold? - Monday, December 10, 2018

While it may seem counterintuitive that warming up a layer of the high atmosphere can cause the reverse to happen on the ground, a warm up in the stratosphere can bring very cold temperatures to many areas, especially with the stratosphere goes thro (full story)

Busy Week of Winter Weather in the South - Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December will be off to a cold and stormy start coast to coast this week as a winter weather pattern has developed and will hold firm for a solid week. Over the weekend, a strong storm system in the Upper Plains helped to push the jet stream far (full story)