Warmer-than-average temperatures are forecast for much of the U.S. this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Although below-average temperatures are not favored, cold weather is anticipated and some areas could still experience a colder-than-average winter. While the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern often influences the winter, neutral … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

Texas sorghum and corn producers experienced mixed levels of success in 2019 mostly due to moisture levels on a field-by-field basis, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Moisture is always a major factor for any … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for 16 Texas counties as a result of severe weather and tornadoes sustained across Texas. In addition to providing any and all state resources to local officials, this declaration will waive certain regulations, allowing utility companies to bring in out-of-state resources to … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Map released 10-15-19 | Data valid 10-17-19

This week’s Drought Summary: The discussion in the Looking Ahead section is a description of what the official national guidance from the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction is depicting for current areas of dryness and drought. The utilized … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

Conditions were mixed for cool-season vegetable-producing areas of the state, with the Rio Grande Valley and Wintergarden both experiencing weather that led to a less-than-optimal start to the season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, … Read More

Texas and Louisiana had their warmest Septembers and Oklahoma had their second warmest. Significant rains over portions of West Texas and into the Panhandle allowed for some improvements in the region. Abnormally dry conditions were removed over much of the Texas Panhandle and into West Texas. Moderate drought was also … Read More

Texas pumpkin growers expect a below-average harvest this season as they dealt with early season rains and extreme heat and drought through the summer months. Heavy spring rains in May and June delayed planting. Some fields had to be replanted due to poor conditions. Fields that did emerge faced tough … Read More

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Oct. 4, 2019
This article first appeared on Livestock Wx and was written by Becky Bolinger. Dr. Bolinger is the Colorado … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Data valid Oct. 1, 2019 | Maps released Oct. 3, 2019

This week’s drought summary: Warmer than normal temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the country, with many areas having temperatures that were 9 to 15 degrees above normal. Cooler than normal temperatures dominated the western … Read More

Monarch butterflies undertake an incredible multigenerational migration from Mexico to the northern U.S. and Canada and back again every year. But their numbers have plummeted. Wondering what you can do to help monarch butterflies in Texas and beyond? These resources can help you help monarchs go the distance.