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California – Record Breaking Winter - Monday, April 17, 2017

In previous posts this past winter we discussed on close areas of California were getting to smashing long standing precipitation records.  Over the past week, records have been set for the water year of 2016-2017, especially in the Northern (full story)


Feeling Like Spring - Monday, April 10, 2017

The weather seems to change every other day, there mild days and cold days and wind is blowing a lot for many across the nation, spring must be in the air! So far, April has been a typical month weather wise as up and down temperatures, rain, snow (full story)


Badly Needed Rainfall for the Plains - Monday, April 3, 2017

Although we have heard a lot about the big rain and snow in California and other portions of the west this season west of the Continental Divide, areas east of the divide have been much drier. January, February and most of March was quite dry for (full story)


Springtime in the Rockies - Friday, March 31, 2017

Late last week a strong spring storm brought high winds, rain and snow to many areas of the Central High Plains that was suffering from very dry conditions. Some locations in eastern Colorado received over 2 inches of badly needed precipitation (full story)


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)

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Tony Turri
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