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Unseasonably mild across the Heartland; more El Nino storminess in the West

Across the Corn Belt, above-normal temperatures prevail, while record-setting warmth covers the upper Midwest.  Wednesday’s high temperatures should reach 60°F as far north as the middle Missouri Valley, near the Iowa-Nebraska border.  With lambing and calving operations underway in many areas, producers welcome... Read More.

A short-lived El Nino

Drought has been one of the factors that have hindered herd expansion in the cattle industry.  Atmospheric scientist Matt Makens tells Brownfield while precipitation has helped improve conditions, it will likely be short-lived. “By later this year, La Niña is back and that means... Read More.

El Nino brings weather extremes to U.S.

A weather expert says the current slow-moving storm system that is bringing blizzard conditions to the plains and mild temperatures elsewhere is bringing welcome moisture to places that need it. Meteorologist Matt Makens tells Brownfield in mid-December, the atmosphere started to show a pattern... Read More.