February 20, 2020

With high pressure anchored over the eastern Pacific Ocean, storm systems bypassed California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, instead tracking either northward into the Pacific Northwest or southward across Baja California and into the southern Rockies. Once they reached t...

February 17, 2020

Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated.
 

Upper Snake River system is at 86 % of capacity.

(Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott)

  

Total spac...

February 13, 2020

Heavy precipitation affected large parts of the Nation last week, with heavy snow in the central Rockies bringing some relief to the dry areas there. The broadest area of heavy precipitation stretched from the Middle Atlantic States southwestward into the Lower Mississ...

February 12, 2020

Corn Belt should receive good moisture and temperatures near normal in 2020 growing season.

Weather patterns are going to start being quite different from the last five or six years as El Nino conditions are expected to shift to La Nina conditions this year, according t...

February 10, 2020

Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated.
Click on gaging stations (red dots) for streamflow hydrographs.

Upper Snake River system is at 84 % of capacity.

(Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,...

February 6, 2020

Most areas of dryness and drought received little precipitation this past week. Where there was significant precipitation, some improvement was noted, particularly in the Northwest where surplus precipitation fell during the previous 3 to 4 weeks. Moderate to heavy rai...

February 5, 2020

A monthly economic survey of rural Midwest bankers reached its highest level this month since June 2018, despite expectations for a further decline in farm equipment sales and borrowing in 2020. 

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index rose to 55.9 for January...

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