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Whether you are looking for long range forecasts, or current weather provided to you by our Accuweather feature, southernlivestock.com is your best source for an accurate weather forecast. Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe, author of Weather Wise, is one of the nation’s premier long range weather forecasters.

Weather Wise

published: October 30th 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

The latest on  La Niña I have talked a lot about the La Niña that is present and how it will play a large role in the seasonal forecast. With this in mind, I want to share the latest precipitation forecast from the NMME Model....

Weather Wise

published: October 2nd 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

La Niña status and an updated look at  analog years for the upcoming winter We've been writing about La Niña for months now. It is established and is getting stronger. You can see the sea surface anomalies trend colder (bluer) during the past several weeks, not only at the surface:     But beneath the surface too:      Most models continue to show La Niña prevailing for the next several months....

Weather Wise

published: September 4th 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

A look at current sea surface temperature anomalies show still plenty of heat content globally, but also the colder than average (La Niña) signal across the equatorial Pacific. As of Aug.13th, the Climate Prediction Center had the chance for La Niña development this fall at 60% and the chance it continues through winter at 55%....

Weather Wise

published: May 29th 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

La Niña development update     While we were pretty sure about some of the signals, ENSO forecasting this time of year is always tough. Models struggle in the spring, and this is affectionately called the "spring predictability barrier"....

Weather Wise

published: May 1st 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

Most of the region is not suffering from drought. However, there are a few locations that could surely use a drink. The latest Drought Monitor shows that below…     Folks that live in far South/Southeast Texas are in the grips of some significant dryness, while most of the state to the north is in fine shape....

Weather Wise

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

One thing I continue to watch for is how the Pacific Ocean keeps changing. This is important, because it has been in a relative warm phase for the past five or so years. When it starts to cool off, the potential for a La Niña episode increases, which can cause drought issues for the Western/Southern Plains....

Weather Wise

published: March 6th 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

I haven’t had to talk much about La Niña during the past few years. In fact, we haven’t had much problem with it for quite some time. However, there are a few signs that show the Pacific cooling down a bit, and that is always something that piques my interest....

Weather Wise

published: February 20th 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

Last 30 days and latest JAMSTEC Model Forecast The last 30 days have certainly been better for many areas, but other areas didn’t do as well. The map below shows precipitation anomaly in inches....

Weather Wise

published: January 10th 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

Drought update and spring preview     Hey folks, I hope you all had a great holiday season! I had plenty of time off and enjoyed it all with my family.      Here is the latest Drought Monitor…     Obviously, some areas of Texas are not looking too good....

Weather Wise

published: October 4th 2019 by: Brian Bledsoe

Drought update and a look ahead With the exception of the far east and southeast part of Texas (rainfall from Imelda), the rest of Texas continues to slip deeper and deeper into this “flash drought”....

Weather Wise

published: September 6th 2019 by: Brian Bledsoe

Drought creeping across Texas I mentioned this in my previous article and hit it pretty hard at the Beef Cattle Short Course...drought continues to creep across Texas. The map below shows how many inches above and below average for the region....

Weather Wise

published: June 14th 2019 by: Brian Bledsoe

A look at  the next three months     We’ve been pretty blessed in not having to deal with drought lately.  Here we are in July, and we haven’t had any long lasting bouts of heat or dryness....

Weather Wise

published: May 31st 2019 by: Brian Bledsoe

Heavy rains continue     Last month, I talked about how the wet pattern wasn’t going to break and we were really going to have to start worrying about flooding.  Well, the heavy rains have not let up for many of us and have only expanded in northern areas....

Weather Wise

published: May 3rd 2019 by: Brian Bledsoe

Recent wet weather trends may continue     Well, if rain is what you were looking for, many of you have received it.  The map below shows precipitation % of average during the past 30 days....

Weather Wise

published: April 5th 2019 by: Brian Bledsoe

April-May outlook Soil moisture  Right now, most of the Plains are running at or above average when it comes to soil moisture.  This is something we think will be key during the thunderstorm season....

Weather Wise

published: August 10th 2018 by: Brian Bledsoe

I know we are still in the thick of summer, but that will change before you know it.  I have been looking at a lot of different models and data.  I always want to share that information with you, as it provides some insight as to what we might see....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

A look at the oceans shows that the Pacific has cooled considerably in 2017 and we have technically entered a La Niña episode. All of that "blue and green" off the West Coast of South America is indicative of cooler than average water and represents a developing La Niña....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: October 6th 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

I know a lot of you are wondering what this upcoming winter will bring.  There’s a lot of talk about La Niña and what it could mean for Texas and surrounding areas.  The latest ensemble of models continues to show a weak to moderate La Niña episode that may last through spring....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: September 8th 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

First of all, I would like to say that the folks of Southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast Region have been in my thoughts.  Here’s to better and drier times for those impacted by Harvey.  We all knew that when it came to a major hurricane, it was simply a matter of when one would strike Texas again....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: June 2nd 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

Recently, there has been a bit of dryness show up in Central Texas, but nothing excessive.  The Drought Monitor shows that clearly, as you can see below: Recent rains in North-Central Texas and Southern Oklahoma have helped things out a bit....

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