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Spring in South Dakota

“We calve on the range and are sure getting tired of the weather,”…South Dakota rancher Larry Stomprud summed up the latest seasons which have been affecting many South Dakota farmers and ranchers. Stomprud, of Mud Butte, who is also the

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May-June-July Seasonal Outlooks (Updated April 18, 2019)

Temperature Outlook

Precipitation Outlook

The Outlooks produced by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center show a classic El Niño pattern.  Counties in purple have 50K head of cattle or greater.

Analytics & Interactive Charts​

15-Day Temperature Anomaly Forecast: May 23-Jun 6

7-Day Accumulated Precipitation (in) Forecast: May 23-Jun 6




CATTLE DENSITIES & the 15-Day Temperature and Precipitation Forecasts: May 23-Jun 6

Large numbers (scaled circles) of cattle in the Central Plains will continue to see COLDER (blue) and WETTER (green) than normal temperatures into early June.

15-Day Temp-Precip Forecast for the 12 Major Feeder Cattle-Producing States

9 out of the 12 states will see state-wide temperatures below normal over the next couple of weeks.  WY, SD, NE, KS, OK, IA, and MO will see a average statewide accumulated precipitation above 2.0″.  NM will see very little precipitation but below-normal temps.

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Cattle in Drought

The percentage of cattle in drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.  Drought is based on Moderate Drought (D1) or greater.  To see a full explanation of the U.S. Drought Monitor categories and how they are determined click here.

Average Cattle Cold Stress from February to March Compared to Cold Stress in 2019

Average cattle cold stress for Feb-Mar (based on the Cattle Comfort Index) compared to what was observed for the Feb-Mar of 2019. Cold conditions extended much further south this winter compared to what normally would be expected for February and March reducing cattle condition and complicating calving.

The Complete Story of Cattle Stress this March: Cold Stress Difference from Normal Against March Total Precipitation.

Cattle Cold-Stress and Precipitation: Feb-Mar 2019

Counties that had more than 2″ of precipitation during March 2019.  Circles represent counties with greater than 25K head of cattle, blue intensity represents cold stress.  NE, IA, and MN have observed some of the most intense conditions this March.

Other Stories

Spring in South Dakota

“We calve on the range and are sure getting tired of the weather,”…South Dakota rancher Larry Stomprud summed up the latest seasons which have been

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High Risk Tornadoes Today

High Risk For Severe Storms Today There will be a major severe storm outbreak today (bottom-left) across the central Plains. The risk will spread east

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June and Summer Outlooks

June Temperature Outlook NOAA just updated the temperature and rainfall outlooks for June and the 3-month summer period. June Temperature Outlook Blue = Colder Than

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Corn Planting Delays

There’s growing frustration for farmers planting corn in the nation’s heartland; due to several rain delays and in some cases, severe flooding from El Niño’s

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