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Big Changes Coming - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The last several weeks have been dominated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Jose. In addition to the hurricanes a lot of the nation has been warmer than normal. This has been especially true in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies. The heat and dry (full story)

Up Next - Irma - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

As cleanup from Hurricane Harvey continues in Texas and Louisiana we are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic. After going over 12 years without a Category 3 or stronger hurricane reaching the USA, Harvey broke that hurricane drought (full story)

What’s Next With Harvey? - Monday, August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has brought devastating winds and floods to southeast Texas since last Friday and Harvey is in no hurry to leave. That graphic below shows rainfall since Friday. The large white area shows locations that have received more than (full story)

Tropics Finally Heating Up - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It has been over four thousand and three hundred days since a Category 3 or higher hurricane has hit the shores of the USA. The last Category 3 or higher hurricane to hit was Hurricane Wilma in 2005. We have been very fortunate in the past twelve (full story)

The Great American Eclipse – August 21, 2017 - Monday, August 14, 2017

There will be more people looking up at the sky on Monday, August 21, 2017 than any other day in recent memory as a total solar eclipse will traverse the USA. Totality gets started late morning along the Pacific Northwest coast (Oregon) and will (full story)

A Week of Big Contrasts - Monday, August 7, 2017

Last week we talked about a cool August is on tap for most of the nation from the Rockies and points east. Based on current trends the forecast of cool conditions in August for most of the nation remains on schedule. However, if we look in the far (full story)

Cool August? - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The graphic below highlight temperature trends across North America over the past 60 days. The yellow and orange areas show above normal temperatures for the past two months and blue areas show where temperatures have been below normal. The (full story)

Ring of Fire - Monday, July 24, 2017

For many of you who live in the Midwest and Corn Belt you are probably familiar with what is known as the “Ring of Fire.” While the “Ring of Fire” is sometimes used to describe the ring of volcanoes in the Pacific Basin (full story)

Precipitation Patterns and Dry Areas - Monday, July 10, 2017

Below is a map showing soil moisture anomalies as of July 8. The green areas show above normal soil moisture, white near normal and brown/yellow areas showing soil moisture deficits. A large area of the USA east of the Mississippi has good moisture (full story)

Northern Plains Dryness - Monday, July 3, 2017

Areas of dryness continue to increase across some areas of the Northern Plains and drought conditions have developed across portions of the Dakotas and eastern Montana. The most recent drought monitor is showing the worst conditions across eastern (full story)

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