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Early Thoughts on Spring Flooding

Livestock Wx Historic 2019 Flooding Historic flooding occurred last year across significant parts of the Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee River Basins and their tributaries.  All-time-high records were set at 43 communities. The repeated heavy rainfall resulted in 11.2 million

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Winter Storm Brewing

Livestock Wx Temperatures are once again expected to soar well above normal today, especially over the eastern corn belt where readings will be 20 degrees

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Livestock Analytics & Analysis

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Week 1 and Week 2 Temperature Forecasts
Week 1 and Week 2 Accumulated Precipitation (in) Forecasts

*Each circle represents counties with 50K head or greater of cattle and calves.  Size of circle is scaled by number of cattle and calves. 

Counties in the upper left are expected to see much lower temps than normal and have higher than average cattle numbers.

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.

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Early Thoughts on Spring Flooding

Livestock Wx Historic 2019 Flooding Historic flooding occurred last year across significant parts of the Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee River Basins and their tributaries. 

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2019 Second Wettest On Record

Livestock Wx 2019 Annual Precipitation The 2019 annual precipitation for the contiguous U.S. was 34.78 inches, 4.84 inches above average, the second wettest year on record and 0.18

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Major Winter Storm Ahead

Livestock Wx Two winter storms will impact the nation for the rest of this week.  A northernly-track storm will produce a band of snow across

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Negative PNA and U.S. Weather Impacts

Livestock Wx The Pacific/North American teleconnection pattern (PNA) is one of the most recognized, influential climate patterns in the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes beyond the tropics.

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Winter Storm Brewing

Livestock Wx Temperatures are once again expected to soar well above normal today, especially over the eastern corn belt where readings will be 20 degrees

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January – March Weather Outlook

Livestock Wx This just-released NOAA outlook for the months of January-February-March calls for a cold and occasionally snowy winter for sizeable parts of the Northern

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