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Derecho: What are They and Can we Forecast Them

Livestock Wx It’s been a week and a half since a derecho tore across Iowa, but the evidence of this very powerful storm remains – widespread devastation to corn crops, damage to buildings, thousands still without power, many homeless. This may be the first time you’ve heard the term derecho or witnessed the power of one, and you may be thinking 2020 is of course just bringing us new meteorological hazards. But the term was first coined in the late 19th century, and they’ve been part of meteorologists’ vocabulary since the 1980s. So, what are they? Where and when do

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Aug-Sep-Oct Seasonal Outlooks from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble and Evaporative Demand Forecast

Livestock Wx Note: The North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) is an experimental multi-model seasonal forecasting system consisting of forecast models from several US modeling centers along with Canada’s Meteorological Centre. The latest outlooks for temperature and precipitation were released from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble this week.  The Outlooks include the monthly forecast for August as well as the seasonal forecast for Aug-Sep-Oct. This month we also have included an evaporative demand forecast that is being produced by NOAA’s Physical Sciences Center.  The forecast is part of a relatively new drought index called the Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI-pronounced Eddie). 

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Latest Monthly and Seasonal Outlooks from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble Forecast

Livestock Wx Note: The North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) is an experimental multi-model seasonal forecasting system consisting of forecast models from several US modeling centers along with Canada’s Meteorological Centre. The latest outlooks for temperature and precipitation were released from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble this week.  The Outlooks include the monthly forecast for July as well as the seasonal forecast for Jul-Aug-Sep. The monthly outlook maps are below.  For temperature, a warmer than normal July is expected for a large part of the country.  The odds are particularly good (70% or above) for parts of the Southwest. July precipitation,

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