Cold, wind and snow are impacting livestock operations in the
"That's really going to cause problems with transportation, it's going to hamper feeding and cause livestock stress," Brusberg says. "If anything can stress livestock it's deep snow and sub-zero wind chills, so they are having real problems in the upper
Also of concern is a huge storm expected to hit the west coast this weekend.
"We've got a big storm system making landfall along the northern Pacific coast of the
According to Brusberg, the bigger problem than the snow is very heavy rains over hilly areas hit by wildfires. Because they have lost a lot of vegetation, Brusberg says heavy rains have the potential to cause mud slides. Although it may cause problems, in the long-term heavy rains may recharge the water supply in the drought stricken west."