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Date: 11/13/2013

Title: Winter to Start Setting In Second Half of November

This past week brought a pretty good shot of colder air into the nation’s midsection along with a little bit of snow. After a slow start to November, the remainder of the month is likely to be colder and unsettled for most of the USA.

Stock growers should be prepared for bouts of winter weather at times through the rest of the month, through Thanksgiving week and on into the first week of December.

As compared to the fall and early winter of 2012/2013 which was quite mild for most of the USA, winter will be off to an earlier start this winter season. Stock growers may be getting into their hay supplies earlier this season with the potential for some real cold periods coming in December as well.

The recent spell of typhoon activity in the western Pacific will begin to wind down over the next two weeks, this will allow the northeast Pacific to become more active, producing more frequent storms and frontal systems for the USA for the remainder of November and likely into early December.

There will be a shot of Canadian cold entering the Rockies this weekend along with some snow. The cold and snow will push east into the western and northern plains and into the Midwest and Great Lakes by early next week. Due to the fast movement of the cold surge snowfall amounts will only be light to moderate, however, stock growers from the Pacific Northwest through the Rockies and plains should be prepared for some winter weather this weekend and into early next week.

As we approach the following week, Thanksgiving week there are indications that another shot of cold will invade the USA along with increasing chances for rain/snow and unsettled weather during Thanksgiving week. If you have travel plans for Thanksgiving week anywhere in the USA (especially from the Pacific Northwest, Rockies, Midwest and Great Lakes) make sure you watch developing weather conditions in areas that you may be traveling to.