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Warm Waters Across the Globe - Monday, August 31, 2015

As we have stated many times in other postings, the oceans have a tremendous impact on the weather across the globe. Pockets of warm and cold water can alter the jet stream pattern, alter precipitation patterns, etc.   Even the most subtle (full story)

Summer Winding Down - Monday, August 24, 2015

The last full week of August is upon us and the days are getting shorter and the nights are longer. Fall is just around the corner. As we look ahead into the month of September we are not expecting any big changes. Overall the weather is looking fav (full story)

El Nino Update - Thursday, August 20, 2015

El Nino is getting into the news more and more over the past several weeks and for good reason.  Water temperatures in the subtropical Pacific continue to advertise the development of a strong El Nino.   Unfortunately, as is the case (full story)

Western Drought Update - Monday, August 10, 2015

With the downhill side of summer on the way we thought it would be good time to take a look at the current drought situation in the west.   The graphic below shows precipitation so far for the month of August.  As you can see in the ima (full story)

Ice - Monday, August 03, 2015

Although there is a lot of summer left and the last thing we are thinking about is cold and ice, it is good in mid-summer to take a look in the far north (Arctic) and the far south (Antarctica) and see what is happening at the high latitudes.   (full story)

Early August Outlook - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 2015 will likely enter the record books as one of the cooler months in years for many beef producers across the United States. While there has been July heat in the far west and far east and southeast, most of the rest of the country had a rela (full story)

California Rains - Monday, July 20, 2015

On average, the month of July is the driest month of the year in many areas of California. Los Angeles and San Diego only average 0.01 of an inch and 0.03 of an inch, respectively, of rain each July. The 1.49 inches of rain that fell on Saturday (full story)

Mid-Summer Update - Monday, July 13, 2015

With the exception of the Pacific Northwest and the far southeastern states, the first full week of July was quite cool for the rest of the country and wetter than normal as well. Temperatures in the central states and Rockies were as much as  (full story)

Active Pacific Ocean - Monday, July 06, 2015

The Pacific will be getting very active in the coming weeks with developing tropical storm and hurricane activity. Over the coming days and weeks, this increase in stormy weather across the Pacific will result in some changes across the far west and (full story)

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