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The Month of May - Thursday, May 25, 2017

May has been a month of ups and downs across the lower 48 states. There have been some big warmups and big cool downs. Big rain and big snow has been reported in many areas so far this month and will a little more than a week to go, there is likely (full story)


Snow in May - Monday, May 15, 2017

It does not happen a lot, but snow in May happens more often than many think. Just ask the folks in New England who were treated with some Mother’s Day weekend cold and snow. While the New England snow will quickly melt as warmer temperatures (full story)


Drought Status Across the USA - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The graphic below highlights the current drought condition status across the United States as of last week (May 2). The level of drought is at a very low level as we head into late spring and early summer. It is a remarkable turn of events in reg (full story)


April Ends Wet in the West and Central U.S. - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The month of April ended cool and wet in many areas across the USA. The coolest and most wet areas were found in the central west-central and some western states. After a relatively dry and mild March in the central portions of the USA, April revers (full story)


A Look at the Southeast Dry Areas - Monday, April 24, 2017

The southeastern states ended last summer with many areas going into drought. However, by mid to late winter rains returned and alleviated some of the drought conditions in some areas. Despite some needed rain this winter, many areas are still (full story)


California – Record Breaking Winter - Monday, April 17, 2017

In previous posts this past winter we discussed on close areas of California were getting to smashing long standing precipitation records.  Over the past week, records have been set for the water year of 2016-2017, especially in the Northern (full story)


Feeling Like Spring - Monday, April 10, 2017

The weather seems to change every other day, there mild days and cold days and wind is blowing a lot for many across the nation, spring must be in the air! So far, April has been a typical month weather wise as up and down temperatures, rain, snow (full story)


Badly Needed Rainfall for the Plains - Monday, April 3, 2017

Although we have heard a lot about the big rain and snow in California and other portions of the west this season west of the Continental Divide, areas east of the divide have been much drier. January, February and most of March was quite dry for (full story)


Springtime in the Rockies - Friday, March 31, 2017

Late last week a strong spring storm brought high winds, rain and snow to many areas of the Central High Plains that was suffering from very dry conditions. Some locations in eastern Colorado received over 2 inches of badly needed precipitation (full story)


March Going Out Like a Lion Out West - Monday, March 20, 2017

While it has been cold and snowy in the Midwest and East over the past two weeks, it has been very mild and dry in many areas of the far west and central plains. However, big changes are coming this week that will result in a return to colder and (full story)


March Starting to Get More Active - Monday, March 13, 2017

March came in like a lamb over most of the lower 48 states with temperatures above normal in many areas and a lack of any significant storm systems. However, as the saying goes “March can come in like a lamb but out like a lion,” things (full story)


Reservoir Storage in the West - Monday, March 6, 2017

The news is mostly good for many reservoir storage areas of the far west with the wet spring season still to come. While there are some areas that are still suffering from low reservoir storage, many areas have seen some big improvements with many (full story)

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Mark Spurgin
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