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Slow Starting Monsoon Season - Monday, July 15, 2019

The monsoon season that usually develops in late June and early July in the Desert Southwest has been off to a late start this year. The natural increase in thunderstorm activity in the Desert Southwest takes place as the hot deserts help to draw (full story)

El Nino Update - Monday, July 8, 2019

During a summer season El Nino or La Nina will usually fade from view and this summer is no exception. The high sun angle and the warmer temperatures of a summer season will interact with sea surface temperatures to alter an established El Nino (full story)

Knee High by the Fourth of July? - Monday, July 1, 2019

There is an adage used by corn farmers near and far to measure the success of their crops come Independence Day. Years ago, knee-high corn in early July was thought to indicate high yields for the year. Knee-high corn stalks in early July signal can (full story)

July Outlook - Monday, June 24, 2019

The summer of 2019 got off to a very slow start in June as temperatures remained cooler than normal over a large part of the nation. Precipitation was also above normal in many areas. This was especially true in the Midwest, Corn Belt, High Plains (full story)

Delayed Summer - Monday, June 24, 2019

The first weekend of summer was more like the first weekend of spring or fall rather than summer in many areas of the nation. An unseasonably strong storm system brought snow to as low as 7000 feet across portions of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado (full story)

Western USA Update - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

It has been a very cool and damp weather pattern over a large part of the western United States so far this month. After a very cool and very wet May, most of the Rocky Mountain West, Great Basin and High Plains have experienced a cool first half (full story)

Drought Update - Monday, June 10, 2019

As we head into the summer season, drought conditions are nearly nonexistent across the lower 48 states as the wet winter and spring seasons have had a big impact. There are only a few small areas of dryness across the nation as we head into the war (full story)

Snowpack in June? - Monday, June 3, 2019

It is not often that we are discussing snowpack in the month of June, however, with the cold and wet weather in in the western states this spring, there is a lot snow still sitting on the high slopes of the Rockies. A fair amount of this snow will (full story)

Winter and Summer Weather Across the Nation - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A stagnant jet stream weather pattern across North America has resulted in a log jam of different weather across the USA. This pattern has resulted in a continuation of colder and wetter than normal weather across Rockies, High Plains and portions (full story)

Winter Not Going Without a Fight - Monday, May 20, 2019

Although we are heading into the last two weeks of May, winter weather continues in many areas of the far west. Snow will fall this week to last low as 4000 feet across the Rockies and High Plains. Last week, the same locations that will see snowf (full story)

June Outlook - Friday, May 17, 2019

After a very cool and sometimes wet weather pattern for many in the month of May, folks are ready for warmer temperatures. In some areas, you can expect drier weather conditions in June.  For most of the western and central areas of the nation (full story)

Wet and Dry Areas - Monday, May 13, 2019

The latest drought update is shown below. It is quite remarkable and there no areas of the USA in widespread drought. While the Four Corners region is still suffering from drier than normal conditions their fortunes have improved greatly.   (full story)