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Winter Returns - Monday, December 15, 2014

December started off mild in many areas, however, there has been a recent change in the overall weather pattern across North America that is likely to be followed by more changes that beef producers across the country should pay close attention to. (full story)

More Rain/Snow for the West Coast Region - Monday, December 08, 2014

The Pacific Northwest, California and portions of the Desert Southwest should be prepared for more rain and mountain snow later this week and likely off and on through the rest of December. The most drought stricken areas of the nation will have (full story)

December Update - Tuesday, December 02, 2014

December is off to a fairly mild start in comparison to the record breaking cold that much of the nation endured in November. However, relative to averages, December is off to a close to normal start in regards to temperatures. As of this writing (full story)

California Rain - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I am happy to report that all long range analysis is suggesting that badly needed rain is headed toward California and other west coast beef producers in the next week to ten days. As we have indicated in previous posts, the development of a weak (full story)

November Snow and Cold - Monday, November 17, 2014

After a very mild October over most of the nation, November has been much, much colder for many areas from the Rockies east to the Plains and Great Lakes. In addition, to the record breaking cold in many areas the snow fall has been very impressive (full story)

A November to Remember - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As of the writing of this article a wave of Arctic air descended on the Rockies and Northern Plains. Along with the plunging temperatures, snow was falling in many areas from the Rockies east into the Plains.   This most recent Arctic wave (full story)

The Gales of November - Tuesday, November 04, 2014

There is a famous line in Gordon Lightfoot’s classic “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” about how bad things happen “when the gales of November come early”. Of course, that line refers to the stormy November weather (full story)

Winter Weather in the Great Lakes Northeast This Weekend - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beef producers in the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and New England should be prepared for a dose of winter beginning this Friday and lasting through the weekend.  This first real bona fide shot of Canadian air combined with a developing low pres (full story)

November Promises Colder Weather - Monday, October 20, 2014

So far the month October has been relatively mild for many areas of the United States. There has been one pocket of cooler temperatures across the Dakotas, Minnesota, Great Lakes, Iowa and other areas of the western Corn Belt. However, in those area (full story)

El Nino Update - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Early this summer there was talk of a strong El Nino developing in the sub tropical Pacific. El Nino takes place when above normal water temperatures develop in the subtropical Pacific between the west coast of South America and central and western (full story)

Busy Weather Coming - Monday, October 06, 2014

Over the course of the next two weeks there will be a lot happening with the weather across not only the United States but across the Northern Hemisphere as October will show why it is sometimes a month of big weather changes and the seasons (full story)

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