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June Outlook - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The month of May will go down as a very memorable month for many in the Central and Southern Plains, Rockies and High Plains in regards to record amounts of rain in many areas. In particular, rainfall was excessive in most of Texas, Oklahoma and Kan (full story)


Cool and Wet May Weather Continues for Many - Monday, May 18, 2015

The rain keeps coming for many areas of the plains, Rockies, Great Basin and western Corn Belt. The jet stream pattern remains stuck in gear and will continue to be stagnant for at least another two weeks. The end result will be what is called (full story)


Wet May Weather Will Continue - Monday, May 11, 2015

The month of May has started off very wet in many areas of the lower 48 states, especially in areas that have recently experienced drier than normal conditions over the winter season. The rains (and some snows) brought beneficial precipitation (full story)


A Wet Start to May For Many - Monday, May 04, 2015

For many in the Rockies, the Central and Southern Plains and across Nebraska and the Dakotas the winter was a mild and dry one. The mild and dry trend continued into March and the beginning of April. However, since then, rainfall (and some mountain (full story)


May Moisture - Monday, April 27, 2015

For beef producers looking ahead at the upcoming growing season for hay should be encouraged by recent trends during the last couple of weeks and developing trends as we head into May and June. In particular, some of the areas which were warmer (full story)


April Showers - Monday, April 20, 2015

For beef producers in the western and central High Plains, the skies finally opened up and rain and snow came. After a very mild and drier than normal March, rangeland conditions across Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas were (full story)


El Nino Outlook 2015 - Monday, April 13, 2015

The El Nino phenomenon can have a big impact on the climate across the lower 48 states through the course of a year, especially late winter and into spring time. Here is a refresher on El Nino, simply put, it is when water temperatures are above (full story)


Remarkably Similar Winters Back to Back - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Now that spring like weather is starting to show up in some areas of the country we can start looking back at this past winter, its trends and its highlights.   Right off the bat, many will remember the winter of 2014-15 has a harsh one acros (full story)


April Showers and Pattern Reversal - Monday, March 30, 2015

The overall weather pattern that has held for most of the winter is showing signs of breaking down and initiating a pattern reversal across the United States. Beef producers in the coming weeks should be prepared for a much different weather pattern (full story)


April Will Bring Changes - Monday, March 23, 2015

The cold and winter like weather that has been persistent during the month of March across New England, Great Lakes and some central areas will continue right up until the end of the month.   Before this week is over, Chicago will have receive (full story)


Winter Not Going Down Easy - Monday, March 16, 2015

This past weekend, winter returned to portions of New England where more snow fell and snowfall records were broken.   On Sunday, Boston received more snow which pushed their seasonal snow total to 108.6 inches! This surpasses the winter (full story)


A Taste of Spring - Monday, March 09, 2015

After a very cold and snowy first week of March, most of the nation will be able to enjoy a well deserved reprieve in the harsh winter weather that has impacted most of the nation from the Rockies to the east coast over the past couple of weeks. (full story)


In Like a Lion - Monday, March 02, 2015

March will start off with a bang for most of the lower 48 states as winter weather will strike once again. The first week of March will start off with snow and very cold temperatures for all of the Rockies and portions of the Desert Southwest. (full story)

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