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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 - 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....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: May 5th 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

Seems like all most folks want to chat about lately, is El Niño…  Is it coming?  Is it here?  When will it hit my house? (kidding)  So, I’ll give you what you want....

weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: April 7th 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

I know we are barely into spring, but I wanted to give you a preview of what our summer looks like.  The model below is the NMME model, and we’ll look at temperature first, then precipitation....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: February 17th 2017 by: Brian Bledsoe

   We are rapidly moving through winter, and are in pretty good shape in terms of moisture.  No major drought issues exist  right now, which is fantastic!       There are still a few dry areas in Northeast and Southeast Texas, but nothing huge....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: December 2nd 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

Hey folks, hope you are all doing well and had a great Thanksgiving.  This won’t be a lengthy update, but I wanted to show you the updated JAMSTEC Model that recently was released. Remember, red means warmer than average and blue means colder than average....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: November 4th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

Is our recent very warm weather anything out of the ordinary? Not particularly. Much of the United States is usually quite warm following a strong El Niño. The graphic below shows what a typical September and October looks like after a strong El Niño....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: October 7th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

If you’ve been reading WeatherWise for the past several years, you know I place a HIGH value on what the oceans are doing when I am making a long range forecast.  I think it is pretty interesting, the changes that have taken place during the past few years, and wanted to show those changes to you....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: September 16th 2016

Now that we are in September, I thought it prudent to show you what the models are suggesting for fall.  Let’s look at what three different models are suggesting: NMME Model: September-November Temperature:   September-November Precipitation: The NMME Model shows warmer than average conditions for all of the U....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: August 12th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

What about La Niña? Well, she isn't coming on strongly yet. Does that mean it isn't going to happen? No, not yet. Remember, we are in the wet season and the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ESNO) cycle usually doesn't like to show us its cards until after August....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: July 15th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

La Niña Transition Let's see how our transition from El Niño to La Niña is going…  Here is a look at the current sea surface temperature anomalies: The blue shading that you see extending off the west coast of South America represents cooling taking place in that part of the Pacific Ocean....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: June 3rd 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

If you’ve been reading Weather Wise, you know that El Niño is done and La Nina is right around the corner.  While we are not in La Niña status yet, all of the major computer models suggest a rapid transition during the latter part of the year....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: May 6th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

The death of El Niño and birth of La Niña  If you read the Southern Livestock Standard, the title of this month’s article is not breaking news. In fact, I’ve been talking about this transition for several months....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: April 8th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

If you have ever heard me speak or have been reading Weather Wise for the past several years, you know I do my best to educate you on the major oceanic oscillations.  It has been a while since we have chatted about the PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation) and the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation)....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: March 11th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

If you’ve been reading my articles for a while, you know that when new model information becomes available I like to share it with you.  Spring and early summer are such critical times for moisture....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: February 12th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

The latest IRI ENSO Plumes continue to show the current strong El Niño weakening rapidly. In fact, the plumes from mid-January show it weakening even more rapidly than the plumes from mid-December....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: January 15th 2016 by: Brian Bledsoe

Beyond El Niño First of all, I hope this finds you well and everyone enjoyed a great holiday season.  This will be my first Weather Wise of 2016 and I wanted to give you a look at something I’ve been talking about for quite a while....

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: November 27th 2015 by: Brian Bledsoe

Our El Niño episode is still going strong.  You can clearly see the MUCH warmer than normal water along the equator in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.   By some measuring accounts, this is the strongest El Niño since 1950....

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