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La Nina Continues to Come On - Tuesday, May 26, 2020

As we transition into a summer pattern across the United States over the next two weeks (finally), we will be keeping a close watch on the tropical Pacific for signs of a developing La Nina.   La Nina is when sea surface temperatures in the (full story)

Chilly May Weather - Monday, May 18, 2020

If you have thought that May has been a chilly month so far, the graphic below would say you are correct! After what was a chilly April in many areas May has been very cold compared to normal temperatures. The graph below shows temperatures relat (full story)

Drought Update - Monday, May 11, 2020

With the second half of spring underway and summer right around the corner let us look at some areas of concern across the United States when it comes to drought areas. Although a large part of the nation has adequate soil moisture going into the (full story)

Cold May Weather Coming for the Central and East - Monday, May 4, 2020

May will be off to a rather rude start for many in the central and eastern areas of the United States and a wave of unseasonably cold air will cut loose out of Canada and into the U.S. Mother’s Day weekend may end up being quite chilly for (full story)

April Cold and Drought Update - Monday, April 20, 2020

Over the weekend, extremely cold April temperatures spread across the United States resulting in a long list of record temperatures from coast to coast. The graphic below shows temperatures relative to normal this past Saturday night. The large area (full story)

Stormy April Weather - Monday, April 13, 2020

As much colder than normal temperatures and snow moved into the Rockies and Plains this weekend, it was a rough Easter weekend in the south and southeast with many reports of tornadoes, hail, and heavy rain. The big contrast in temperatures betwee (full story)

April About to Turn Colder for Many - Monday, April 6, 2020

April will be turning much colder by this weekend and into next week, especially for the western states and portions of the central U.S. Although temperatures will be mild this week in many areas of the United States, temperatures will turn far belo (full story)

Be Ready for Cold Weather in the West - Monday, March 30, 2020

Springtime warmth will be on hold in the western states and parts of the Northern Plains as we head into early April. Cold air which has been locked up in the higher latitudes for most of the winter season will begin to push south into the west late (full story)

Drought and Snowpack Update - Monday, March 23, 2020

Although wet weather has returned over the past few weeks in the far west, including California, many areas are still in drier than normal conditions over parts of the west, Great Basin and parts of the Rockies. The graphic below is the latest dro (full story)

Winter Makes Comeback Out West - Monday, March 16, 2020

After a mild start to the month of March, winter weather will be making a comeback this week, especially in the western states. Beef producers, especially those who have started calving operations need to be prepared for a sharp drop in temperature (full story)

Better Rain Chances for California - Monday, March 2, 2020

Some small but important changes in the Pacific Ocean will result in better chances for needed precipitation in the far west including California and parts of the Desert Southwest. A more active jet stream will develop from the Gulf of Alaska, sout (full story)