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Cool July On the Way - Monday, June 29, 2015

Hot temperatures have been the rule over many areas of the far west, northwest and east over the past few weeks as June is ending on a warm note for many in those areas. However, while the heat will remain in the far west and east coast in July, the (full story)

End of June Heat - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Temperatures have soared in the western U.S. over the past several days. Temperatures west of the Rockies have been above normal since June 1, especially in the Pacific Northwest, California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Over the past few days some (full story)

Desert Southwest Rains - Monday, June 08, 2015

Over the course of this month and into July and August we are likely going to experience episodes of wet weather over the Desert Southwest as well as portions of the central and southern Rockies. We can thank warmer than normal water temperatures (full story)

El Nino Developing - Monday, June 01, 2015

We are continuing to keep an eye on water temperatures in the subtropical Pacific as indications continue to suggest the development of an El Nino this summer and fall season and perhaps into the beginning of the winter season.   Over this (full story)

June Outlook - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The month of May will go down as a very memorable month for many in the Central and Southern Plains, Rockies and High Plains in regards to record amounts of rain in many areas. In particular, rainfall was excessive in most of Texas, Oklahoma and Kan (full story)

Cool and Wet May Weather Continues for Many - Monday, May 18, 2015

The rain keeps coming for many areas of the plains, Rockies, Great Basin and western Corn Belt. The jet stream pattern remains stuck in gear and will continue to be stagnant for at least another two weeks. The end result will be what is called (full story)

Wet May Weather Will Continue - Monday, May 11, 2015

The month of May has started off very wet in many areas of the lower 48 states, especially in areas that have recently experienced drier than normal conditions over the winter season. The rains (and some snows) brought beneficial precipitation (full story)

A Wet Start to May For Many - Monday, May 04, 2015

For many in the Rockies, the Central and Southern Plains and across Nebraska and the Dakotas the winter was a mild and dry one. The mild and dry trend continued into March and the beginning of April. However, since then, rainfall (and some mountain (full story)

May Moisture - Monday, April 27, 2015

For beef producers looking ahead at the upcoming growing season for hay should be encouraged by recent trends during the last couple of weeks and developing trends as we head into May and June. In particular, some of the areas which were warmer (full story)

April Showers - Monday, April 20, 2015

For beef producers in the western and central High Plains, the skies finally opened up and rain and snow came. After a very mild and drier than normal March, rangeland conditions across Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas were (full story)

El Nino Outlook 2015 - Monday, April 13, 2015

The El Nino phenomenon can have a big impact on the climate across the lower 48 states through the course of a year, especially late winter and into spring time. Here is a refresher on El Nino, simply put, it is when water temperatures are above (full story)

Remarkably Similar Winters Back to Back - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Now that spring like weather is starting to show up in some areas of the country we can start looking back at this past winter, its trends and its highlights.   Right off the bat, many will remember the winter of 2014-15 has a harsh one acros (full story)

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