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A Peak into Fall - Monday, August 22, 2016

With the fall season right around the corner we have decided to take a look at what the nation may experience as we head into September, October and November. A pattern is emerging which suggests that the fall may be cool and unsettled from the (full story)

Cool August Temperatures for Nation’s Midsection - Monday, August 15, 2016

A series of cool fronts promise to put the brakes on any hot weather for many areas in the middle of the nation for the next couple of weeks.  From the east slopes of the Rockies and into the Plains and western areas of the Corn Belt, temper (full story)

Quiet Tropical Season So Far - Monday, August 08, 2016

The lack of tropical storm and hurricane activity this year and in recent years is beginning to raise some eyebrows. The USA is long overdue to be hit by tropical storm and hurricane activity, especially when you take these facts into account. (full story)

July Dry Spots - Monday, August 01, 2016

Some dry spots are beginning to show up in some areas of the USA after some hot weather in July. This is especially true in areas of the west. The chart below shows the change in soil moisture from June 30 to July 31.  Increased soil moi (full story)

Have the Hottest Days of Summer Come and Gone for Some? - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The past two weeks have brought extremely warm temperatures to a large portion of the nation, especially in the Midwest, Corn Belt and East. Very warm temperatures have also been reported in central and southern areas of California. The heat (full story)

La Nina or La Nada? - Monday, July 18, 2016

In a previous post we discussed the high likelihood that the strong El Nino of the last year was going to shift to a developing La Nina. The shift in water temperatures in the subtropical Pacific from warmer than normal to cooler than normal water (full story)

Western Monsoon Season - Monday, July 11, 2016

So far this summer season the western monsoon has been off to a slow start. The western summer monsoon season is best described as a natural flow of moisture that moves northward from Central America and Mexico into the western states.   (full story)

Hot Start to Summer - Monday, June 20, 2016

Hot temperatures in the Desert Southwest made headlines this past weekend as temperatures soared deep into the lower 100s in many areas of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The right combination of the longest days of the year, low pressure (full story)

El Nino Just About Gone - Monday, June 13, 2016

About this time a year ago we were discussing the fact that a strong El Nino was beginning to take shape in the subtropical Pacific. A year later we are now talking about its demise.  The area of above normal water temperatures between South (full story)

Desert Heat - Monday, June 06, 2016

After a cool and wet May for many areas of the lower 48 states, June has been off to a very warm start for many in the far west and Desert Southwest. In addition to the heat, record breaking rains hit Texas and tropical storm activity picked up with (full story)

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