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La Nina Update - Monday, November 20, 2017

Sea surface temperatures continue to fall across the subtropical Pacific between South America and Australia. The falling temperatures indicate a strengthening La Nina. The graphic below shows sea surface temperatures across the globe. Blue and gree (full story)


Colder Weather Coming - Thursday, November 16, 2017

The second half of November will be trending colder for many as shorter days, the falling water temperatures in the Pacific and the buildup of snow in the northern latitudes will finally tip the scales to colder Thanksgiving week and beyond. The (full story)


Drought Status Update - Monday, November 6, 2017

The graphic below highlights the current drought situation across the nation. The hardest hit areas remain in portions of Montana and the Dakotas where the dry conditions this summer have continued into the fall season. East central and northeastern (full story)


California Rain and Mountain Snow - Monday, October 30, 2017

It has been a hot and dry stretch across the far western states over the past few weeks. The exception has been in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, however, California has been hot and dry as well as Nevada and Arizona and pretty dry (full story)


Big Changes for Midwest & East - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It has been a very warm October for a good part of the nation from the Midwest to the East Coast. The graphic below shows temperatures relative to normal since October 1. The green and blue areas show below normal temperatures in the Pacific Northwe (full story)


Western Wildfires - Monday, October 16, 2017

It has been a rough year of heavy wildfire activity in the western states this past wildfire season. Large and long burning fires dominated many areas of the Pacific Northwest and Rockies during the summer season and now wildfires are making headlin (full story)


Early Season Snow Cover - Monday, October 9, 2017

October snow cover and its extent in the northern hemisphere offers clues on how early winter across the USA may unfold in the coming months. Of interest is snow cover over Siberia and portions of the high latitudes including the Arctic. The amou (full story)


Big Changes Coming - Monday, October 2, 2017

The last several weeks have been dominated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Jose. In addition to the hurricanes a lot of the nation has been warmer than normal. This has been especially true in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies. The heat and dry (full story)


Autumn is Here - Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall officially arrived last Friday and right on cue the weather pattern changed in many areas to a colder and wet weather pattern. A deep Pacific storm system moved southeast out of the Pacific and into the Northern and Central Rockies this past (full story)


Big Changes Coming - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The last several weeks have been dominated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Jose. In addition to the hurricanes a lot of the nation has been warmer than normal. This has been especially true in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies. The heat and dry (full story)


Up Next - Irma - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

As cleanup from Hurricane Harvey continues in Texas and Louisiana we are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic. After going over 12 years without a Category 3 or stronger hurricane reaching the USA, Harvey broke that hurricane drought (full story)

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