Midwest Flooding: 2020 High Water Possible – 5 Ingredients for Flood – DTN Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019As central U.S. producers make plans to harvest corn and soybeans in a year marked by record rain and flooding, prospects already indicate the 2020 crop year could bring more […]

Minnesota River’s Ice, Snowmelt Headin’ South – DTN Apr 2, 2019

🕔Apr 2, 2019In my March 18 story “Snowmelt, Rain Wreak Havoc on US River Systems” (https://www.dtnpf.com/…), I mentioned that the Mississippi River level in St. Paul, Minnesota, was at 5.8 feet. I […]

Nebraska Weather: What to Expect for Snowmelt, Warm-up Mar 12, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019It has been a long winter for Nebraska, due in part to extremely cold conditions during February and an abundance of snowfall that stubbornly refuses to disappear from inadequate melt […]

Western Ag: Researchers Look at How Snowpack Changes Will Affect Water Rights Sep 24, 2018

🕔Sep 24, 2018Mountain snowpack is melting earlier, leaving water regulators searching for new approaches and farmers concerned about the risk to their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday awarded $4.9 […]

Nebraska: La Nina Could Bring Dry Weather in June-August May 31, 2016

🕔May 31, 2016According to a May 24 Bloomberg article, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABM) has declared the current El Nino pattern over and issued a La Nina watch as the Equatorial […]

California: Wheat Benefits from Rains, Snowpack Builds – USDA Jan 25, 2016

🕔Jan 25, 2016Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending January 24, 2016. WEATHER For most of the State last week, temperatures averaged 5 to 9 degrees above normal, except in the […]

Published Ag Production Expenses Fall Short of Actual Costs Sep 4, 2015

🕔Sep 4, 2015California is in the midst of a multi-year drought that has reduced the snowpack and rains that fill the reservoirs and irrigation canals that provide water for the cities of […]

Water in the West: Preparing for Uncertain Supply Apr 10, 2015

🕔Apr 10, 2015“Well, this shouldn’t take long,” Dr. David Garen said as I sat down to interview him about April snowpack conditions. “March was warm and dry. Spring came early and the […]

Western Weather: Snowpacks Melting Early Apr 10, 2015

🕔Apr 10, 2015West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “Almost all of […]

California – Driest January Since 1895; Washington Having a ‘Snowpack Drought’ – Keith Good Mar 15, 2015

🕔Mar 15, 2015Discouraging news regarding the ongoing California drought continues to persist. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, and a professor of Earth system science at […]

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