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Cold and Snow Return the Midwest and East - Monday, February 08, 2016

After a very stormy week in the Rockies and Central Plains, the focus of winter weather will be shifting eastward this week and likely into next week.   Big snows, cold and wind hit beef producers hard in the Rockies and Plains last week, how (full story)


El Nino Update - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

El Nino has impacted our winter season so far and will continue to do so through the rest of the winter and early spring season.  Many of the expected El Nino impacts have already occurred, such as enhanced rain and snow in the far west, southw (full story)


East Coast Winter Storm - Monday, January 18, 2016

Beef producers across the eastern half of the nation enjoyed a very mild winter until the past week when some much colder temperatures arrived this past weekend. The cold came but not much snow, however, that is all going to change in the coming week (full story)


Snowpack Update - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Snowpack and snow cover across the United States is ahead of where we were a year ago and in some places, snowpack is doing much better in some areas of the drought stricken California. The graphic below shows snow cover as of January 10 of thi (full story)


Interesting Days Ahead - Monday, January 04, 2016

The New Year is going to start off with a very active weather pattern coast to coast that may pose some challenges to beef producers across the nation as well as bring a bit of good news and a bit of bad news depending on your prospective.   (full story)


Pattern Changes Coming for the New Year - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

While record warmth has been found across the eastern half of the nation this month, it has been colder, wet and stormy in the far west and Rockies. As we go through Christmas week and into the start of the New Year, the weather pattern will likely (full story)


Stormy Weather in the West with El Nino Rains Possible for California - Monday, December 14, 2015

A stormy weather pattern has developed in the western states over the past week with record rains in the Pacific Northwest and snow in the Sierras, Cascades and Rockies.  The graphic below highlights the very heavy precipitation in the Pacific (full story)

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