Monthly archive for August 2014

COMMENTARY 8/29/14

The overnight brought showers from Minnesota down to Iowa and across to Michigan as well as limited amounts for the southern plains. Numerous waves of energy and storm systems move across varying areas of the central U.S. over the next 10 days or longer, causing unnecessary wetness […]

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COMMENTARY 8/28/14

Overnight precip fell from SD to KS. Above average rain is anticipated for the corn and bean areas except the far ECB for the 7-10 days. The spring wheat areas are receiving rains today but expected to be dry through next week.  The corn belt continues to be divided by hot/humid air in the south and  cool in […]

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COMMENTARY 8/27/14**NO VOMI MAX @ NEW DOUGLAS**

Last night brought showers from Kansas to Wisconsin.  The forecast is for ABOVE average precip in most corn and bean areas over the next 10 days with several events.  The exception is Ohio.   The Mississippi River valley should be moist Sat night. Sunday rains to the east of the Mississippi River Valley and the Ohio River Valley […]

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COMMENTARY 8/26/14

A sharp north/south humidity/temp gradient is developing. Both waves of energy AND a storm system ride the gradient through the weekend and should result in widespread rainfall.  A larger, stronger system comes through around next Mon/Tues, causing additional rounds of rain to recur next week – especially in the Corn Belt.  A few storms return to […]

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COMMENTARY 8/25/14

Overnight rain amounts included ½” to 1 ½” for W MN, and IA, as well as N IL, IN, and W OH.  The forecast is calling for normal to above average precipitation for the next week. Multiple rounds of heavy rain will impact the Central/Southern Plains and Corn […]

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COMMENTARY 8/22/14 **NEW DOUGLAS SRW ~ SAME PRICE AS THE RIVER!!**

The last 24 hours brought ½ to 1 ½” to MN, WI, NE IA the N 1/3rd of IL and across N IN as well as SW OH. The forecast is avg to above average precip through next Wed, then turning dry.  The warmest period of the 2014 growing […]

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COMMENTARY 8/21/14

Another ½ to 1” in of rain fell in SW MN, C IA, SW IL and NW OH. The next 10 days is expected to bring average, to above average precip.  The warmest period of the 2014 growing season continues through early next week, especially in southern areas.  […]

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COMMENTARY 8/20/14

More showers will occur Wed/Thurs across the WCB with  0.50-1.75” and the ECB getting 85% coverage of 0.40-1.20” from now through Fri.  Sat through Mon the WCB will likely get 75% coverage up to 0.80”.  The ECB this Mon-Tue will see 70 percent coverage up to 0.35”, local […]

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COMMENTARY 8/19/14

The past 24 hours brought 1-2 inches in NE Iowa and WI as well as ¼ to ¾” in S KS and N OK. The forecast is calling for average to above average precipitation over the next ten days.  US forecasts call for above average precipitation with average to […]

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COMMENTARY 8/18/14

 The weekend brought 1-3 inches to southern IA and the NE part of MO.  Similar amounts reported for SW IL and IN. SE South Dakota, MN and Western IA reported around a ½”. A warm and unsettled pattern to develop through the weekend before sharply cooler and drier weather […]

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