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La Nina Developing - Monday, May 16, 2016

After a near record El Nino this past fall and winter, a major reversal in sea surface water temperatures is taking place in the subtropical Pacific. These changes will mean different weather patterns for North America in at the end of 2016 and into (full story)

Precipitation Outlook - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It has been an active week of weather across the nation with more rain and snow in the Rockies and High Plains and severe weather in the Midwest and the South. The graphic below shows precipitation over the past week.    Much needed (full story)

Sierra Snows - Monday, May 02, 2016

Some folks have remarked in California that this year was the year of the “No Nino” instead of what was expected to be a strong El Nino in California this year.  However, this is only partly true as El Nino did have a big impact (full story)

Wet, Wet, Wet - Monday, April 25, 2016

The last days of April and the first half of May continue to show promise for very wet weather conditions in many areas of the west, central and south as a series of Pacific storms will move into the West Coast every other day or so.   Signif (full story)

More Spring Storms Likely - Monday, April 18, 2016

The most recent storm system in the west brought more than just a little rain and snow, but a lot of both!   Foothill locations west of Denver reported over 4 feet of snow this past week with water equivalents of three to more than four inches (full story)

The West and Water - Monday, April 11, 2016

There has been some good news and bad news when it comes to precipitation in the far west this past winter and early spring.  There has been winners and losers in regards to areas that have received drought relief and others very little. (full story)

A Peak into Summer - Tuesday, April 05, 2016

It may be hard to be thinking about summer with the recent snowy and cold weather in the west last week and the snow and cold in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast this week.  However, patterns are beginning to emerge that give us some hint (full story)

Out Like a Lion - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March weather came in like a lamb for most of the nation as warmer and drier than normal conditions were found in many areas.     However, since the middle of March, very stormy and wet weather has moved back into many areas of the (full story)

Snowpack Update - Monday, March 21, 2016

The graphic below shows snowpack conditions across the west as of March 20.  Overall most basins in the Central and Northern Rockies have snowpack that are near or above average, however, there are some exceptions.   There a few basins (full story)

Winter Weather Still on the Table - Monday, March 14, 2016

The past several weeks have brought a few bouts of spring like weather to many areas of the nation. Some tulips and daffodils may be emerging in gardens all over the country. However, there appears that winter is not over yet for many as we will see (full story)

West Coast Rains Have Arrived-More on the Way - Tuesday, March 08, 2016

This past weekend brought the return of welcomed rains and mountain snows to the West Coast, Pacific Northwest and the Sierra Nevada. Rainfall amounts of three to six inches were common in central and northern areas of California. The map below (full story)

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