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Snow Cover Increasing - Monday, November 30, 2015

The recent spell of colder weather over the past two weeks has resulted in a big increase in snow cover across the nation and across many areas of the northern hemisphere. The turn to cold and snowy weather has many beef producers checking thei (full story)

Wild Weather - Monday, November 23, 2015

Beef producers out west will have some cold and snowy weather over the Thanksgiving week and into the following weekend. A big plunge of cold air moving south out of the Arctic will bring increasing chances for snow, rain and very cold temperatures (full story)

Colder Temperatures Coming - Monday, November 16, 2015

While colder temperatures and snow has invaded the Rockies and western High Plains over the past week, most of the rest of the nation has enjoyed mild November temperatures. However, this is all about to change as we head into the last half of Novem (full story)

November So Far - Monday, November 09, 2015

To date, November has been pretty mild across the central and eastern U.S. Temperatures have been well above normal for most of the nation with the exception of the far west and southwest where storms have kept temperatures cooler.   From the (full story)

El Nino Peaking - Monday, November 02, 2015

The much discussed El Nino weather pattern in the subtropical Pacific will be reaching its peak over the course of the next thirty days. Reaching its peak means the moment when the water temperatures reach their warmest levels and begin to decr (full story)

Big Rains in the South - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Before the remains of Hurricane Patricia brought heavy rain to many in the south, an already wet weather pattern has developed over the past couple of weeks from the Desert Southwest east to Texas and into the Gulf Coast states.  We have been (full story)

Changing October Weather - Monday, October 19, 2015

The weekend brought some of the first snows and hard freezing temperatures to the Great Lakes and northeastern states as the seasons are finally beginning to turn. While it was colder and a bit like winter in New England, some late season rains (full story)

El Nino Update - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The graphic below highlights the most recent sea surface temperature profile across the globe. Of interest in this graphic is the El Nino in the subtropical Pacific between South America and Australia. The area of orange and light red coloring highl (full story)

Seasonal Changes Underway - Monday, October 05, 2015

Although we have not had a big outbreak of cold weather yet during the early fall season, the writing is on the wall that colder weather is coming in the weeks ahead.   It was very warm September across North America, however, on the other (full story)

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