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Getting Colder in the West, Warmer in the East - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist  Over the course of the next two weeks there will be shift in the jet stream pattern across North America that will shift colder air westward into portions of the lower 48 states that have had a warm winte (full story)

Busy February Ahead - Monday, February 5, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist As we leave January and head into February, the weather promises to have a few tricks up its sleeve as a very active pattern is likely coast to coast in the month of February. After some brutally cold tempera (full story)

Snowpack and Drought Update - Monday, February 5, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist  With winter halfway through we thought we would take a look at snowpack conditions in the western states and soil moisture conditions across the Plains. The best precipitation this winter season has fav (full story)

The Winter So Far - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The chart below shows temperatures relative to 30-year normal since the end of the November 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018. The blue and green areas show where temperatures have been the coldest. Cold has dominated (full story)

Rain for the West-Snow in the Rockies - Monday, January 8, 2018

There is good and bad news for California. The good news, more rain is on the way the bad news, more rain is on the way. The rain, which started early in the week will bring much needed rain to all of California as well as many areas of the Desert (full story)

Very Cold Temperatures for the New Year - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The anticipated change to sharply colder temperatures has taken place over the past week for a large part of the nation. Falling temperatures, ice and snow greeted many a Christmas time traveler and stock grower (full story)

Cold to Continue With Warmth to Follow - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The severe cold that hit a large part of the nation east of the Rockies just before Christmas and lasting into the New Year will likely persist into the first week or two of January. While the severity of the (full story)

Severe Cold For the Holidays - Monday, December 18, 2017

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist The winter term “polar express” is fitting to describe what is coming to a large portion of the nation as we approach and go through the Christmas and New Year holidays. Beef producers across the (full story)

Will it be a White Christmas? - Monday, December 11, 2017

The past week has brought winter weather conditions to many areas of U.S. and some beef producers in the Deep South experienced some rare ice and snow. The map below shows areas of snow cover across the U.S. as of Monday, Dec. 11. Note the swath (full story)

More Cold Signals in the Pattern - Monday, December 4, 2017

Last week we discussed how a transition toward much colder weather was going to develop in the month of December for most of the nation from the Rockies and points east. Our confidence remains high that beef producers need to be ready for winter wea (full story)

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