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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)

Drought Conditions Heading into Spring - Monday, February 27, 2017

The chart below highlights changes in soil moisture over the past six months. When it comes to precipitation in many areas of the USA, the past six months has been a very important period of time. The green and blue areas show the heavy rains and (full story)

More Wet in the Far West - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Late last week and over the weekend big rains once again hit the far west along with big snows in the Sierras. The pace of precipitation in the far west this winter has been at record levels with no signs of it letting up anytime soon. Rainfall (full story)

What is Coming El Nino or La Nina? - Monday, February 13, 2017

After the very strong El Nino of 2015, water temperatures in the Pacific cooled to near to a little below normal in the subtropical Pacific between South America and Australia.  Since late 2016 to early 2017 water temperatures have been only (full story)

The Last 60 Days – Central and West - Monday, February 6, 2017

October and November 2016 were warm and dry months across the central and western areas of the USA. However, since then the pattern has been a very wet one for some and continued dry for others. It has been tough winter with cold and deep snows (full story)

Brief Pause in the Action - Monday, January 30, 2017

The past week has seen an easing in the intensity of the weather coast to coast. The constant barrage of storms hitting the west coast took a break and that in turn has led to a less stormy pattern across the lower 48 states for the past week. The (full story)

Big California Rain and Snow - Monday, January 23, 2017

The strong El Nino of 2015/2016 was supposed to be the big savior in helping to alleviate the California drought as well as very dry conditions in the Southwest. The 2015/2016 El Nino, while not a dud, certainly did not meet expectations as the (full story)

A Winter of Ups and Downs - Monday, January 9, 2017

Since November the weather pattern has been one of extremes. There have been major fluctuations between very warm and very cold as well as periods of wet and dry. Whether it was the very warm weather we experienced at times in November or the seve (full story)

A Very Cold Start to 2017 - Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A coast to coast wave of cold is likely going to ring in the New Year as the jet stream is going to be pushing far south into the USA over the next one to two weeks. Very cold temperatures, very cold wind chills and snow will move into the northern (full story)

Good Start to the Water Season Out West - Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As most know, California has been in a severe drought and drought conditions persist over most of central and southern California. However, since the start of the water year (October), rainfall and snowfall in California has been coming in bunches. (full story)

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