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Weather Blog

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)

Wet Weather to Return to the Far West - Monday, February 29, 2016

February was a disappointing month for precipitation in California and many areas of the far west. After a stormy and wet January, only a couple of moderate precipitation events reached California and the west in February. The bulk of the colder and (full story)

Drought and Precipitation Update - Monday, February 15, 2016

Hard to believe we are already a month and half into the New Year. Since the New Year we have seen some interesting trends and weather across the United States. The graphic below shows precipitation totals across the lower 48 states since December (full story)

Cold and Snow Return the Midwest and East - Monday, February 08, 2016

After a very stormy week in the Rockies and Central Plains, the focus of winter weather will be shifting eastward this week and likely into next week.   Big snows, cold and wind hit beef producers hard in the Rockies and Plains last week, how (full story)

El Nino Update - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

El Nino has impacted our winter season so far and will continue to do so through the rest of the winter and early spring season.  Many of the expected El Nino impacts have already occurred, such as enhanced rain and snow in the far west, southw (full story)

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