By the N#mbers for the Week of May 6, 2019: Rain Just Keeps Coming

$1 billion in damages with lost cattle and property damage The amount of damage caused by natural disasters this winter and spring in Nebraska. It’s an understatement to say it’s been a difficult winter and spring for cattle producers there. To show support for cattle producers Governor Pete Ricketts declared May as Beef Month in […]

The Surprising Frequency of Deadly Spring Snowstorms

Most of us who live in the Upper Midwest and High Plains already know that, even after spring has started, there is still a risk for winter to rear its ugly head again. But how often do significant snowfall events happen in April and May? In mid-April, another powerful storm system made its way across […]

Drought Trends for May 7, 2019: Texas Drought Free

[Excerpt from the May 7th U.S. Drought Monitor] A large portion of the lower 48 states remains free of drought or abnormal dryness this week, including the entire Northeast and Midwest regions. Moderate drought coverage shifted in Georgia in response to precipitation patterns over the past week. Areas of short-term moderate drought were removed in […]