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Frosted Flakes: Another Bomb Cyclone Is on the Way

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A tough night on the diamond for baseball and softball, transparent skulls, and a new rifle coach at Nebraska

march 21 snowfall with cattle in the background Jill Heemsra

On Monday, I was at Ranchhand 3’s track meet in near-80 degree weather. At the same time, I was worrying about the next weather system headed our way.

This one is not predicted to be as powerful as the storm that brought all of Nebraska’s flooding and is tracking farther north (sorry South Dakota) but it is still on the edge of being classified as another bomb cyclone. An extremely rare weather event is becoming too common this “spring”.

We are in the area where we could get no snow (just rain) or we could get 18-20” of snow. Twenty miles difference in the track one way or the other will make all the difference. It won’t matter as a cold rain is just as hard on calves and we have 100% chance of precipitation for the next three days and maximum temperatures in the upper 30’s.

Ranchers in the north central part of the state are going to have it the worst for Nebraska. South Dakota and Minnesota are all in the crosshairs of this storm too. I guarantee there will be ranch families working their asses off the next few days trying to keep animals warm and alive.

When you tailgate next fall, take a moment to remember the blood, sweat and tears that went into producing that hamburger or steak.

Then, enjoy every bite.

Frosted Flakes

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Then There’s This

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This looks like fodder for the next great CN April Fool’s article...”University of Minnesota injects playbook directly into brains of football team...”