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Summer Rains - Monday, July 28, 2014

As we leave July and head into August, let’s take a look at rainfall so far this summer season across the lower 48 states. The graphic below shows the percentage of total rainfall as compared to 30 year normal values over the past two months. (full story)

Quiet Sun - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You may have recently heard or read in the news that the sun has “gone quiet”. Over the past week, for the first time since 2011, the sun had a day where no sunspots were observed (see image below). We may very well see other days this (full story)

August Outlook - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It will be a cool week ahead for most of the nation from the Rockies east to the plains, Corn Belt and Midwest. July is already half over with no prolonged heat wave expected in the short term. As we look ahead into August all indications suggest (full story)

Polar Vortex in the Summer? - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We all heard a lot about the so called polar vortex during the course of this past winter as very cold air from the polar regions visited many areas of the U.S. last winter. For many folks in the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, the summer version (full story)

Big June Rains - Monday, June 30, 2014

Not that long ago a lot of folks were clamoring for rain in many areas of the Corn Belt, the Midwest and portions of the central and northern plains. Now in so areas, folks would like a bit of a break from the rain. Rainfall in the month of June (full story)

Early Summer Update - Monday, June 23, 2014

As we leave June and head into July, our long range forecast for summer appears to be on track. The month of June has been a cool one for many. This is especially true across the Northern Rockies and the Northern Plains where temperatures have been (full story)

Modest Drought Improvement - Monday, June 16, 2014

Drought conditions persist in many areas of the U.S., especially in the far west, southwest and in the Southern Plains. However, if we take a look at drought conditions a year ago from this week we find that there has been some modest improvement (full story)

Big Rain - Monday, June 09, 2014

Late May and early June has been very productive in many areas of the Southern and western High Plains where drought conditions have been very stubborn since 2012. Last week we discussed big rain in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. (full story)

Some Rain in the Plains - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The much anticipated rains in the Southern Plains and Rockies did materialize over the past week as a slow moving storm system traversed the Great Basin and the central and southern Rockies. The best precipitation in months fell across portions (full story)

Southern Plains Rain - Monday, May 19, 2014

Finally there is some good news for some of the very dry areas of the central and southern plains of the U.S. For stock growers in Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and portions of New Mexico we are happy to report that the next one to two weeks will (full story)

June Outlook - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This spring season has been trying for many. From recent spells of severe weather to late season snows to continued coolness in many areas. While there have been bouts of warmer weather and short glimpses of summer, there have been on consistent per (full story)

El Nino Update and Wet Weather for Many - Monday, May 05, 2014

As we get deeper into 2014 and observe the continued drought conditions in California, the Desert states and portions of the southern Rockies and Southern Plains it is vitally important to keep tabs on a possible developing El Nino later this year (full story)

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