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Early August Outlook - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 2015 will likely enter the record books as one of the cooler months in years for many beef producers across the United States. While there has been July heat in the far west and far east and southeast, most of the rest of the country had a rela (full story)


California Rains - Monday, July 20, 2015

On average, the month of July is the driest month of the year in many areas of California. Los Angeles and San Diego only average 0.01 of an inch and 0.03 of an inch, respectively, of rain each July. The 1.49 inches of rain that fell on Saturday (full story)


Mid-Summer Update - Monday, July 13, 2015

With the exception of the Pacific Northwest and the far southeastern states, the first full week of July was quite cool for the rest of the country and wetter than normal as well. Temperatures in the central states and Rockies were as much as  (full story)


Active Pacific Ocean - Monday, July 06, 2015

The Pacific will be getting very active in the coming weeks with developing tropical storm and hurricane activity. Over the coming days and weeks, this increase in stormy weather across the Pacific will result in some changes across the far west and (full story)


Cool July On the Way - Monday, June 29, 2015

Hot temperatures have been the rule over many areas of the far west, northwest and east over the past few weeks as June is ending on a warm note for many in those areas. However, while the heat will remain in the far west and east coast in July, the (full story)


End of June Heat - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Temperatures have soared in the western U.S. over the past several days. Temperatures west of the Rockies have been above normal since June 1, especially in the Pacific Northwest, California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Over the past few days some (full story)


Desert Southwest Rains - Monday, June 08, 2015

Over the course of this month and into July and August we are likely going to experience episodes of wet weather over the Desert Southwest as well as portions of the central and southern Rockies. We can thank warmer than normal water temperatures (full story)


El Nino Developing - Monday, June 01, 2015

We are continuing to keep an eye on water temperatures in the subtropical Pacific as indications continue to suggest the development of an El Nino this summer and fall season and perhaps into the beginning of the winter season.   Over this (full story)


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)

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