Monthly archive for September 2014

COMMENTARY 9/16/14

Overnight lows were in the high 30’slow 40’s for N IA/ S MN/N SD. The GFS model shows a frost risk for the Corn Belt Mon and Tues, but chances are low. Otherwise, dry and increasingly mild weather will harvest into Friday; widespread rainfall will inhibit activities.  Southern Brazil will […]

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COMMENTARY 9/15/14

The weather pattern is a  little uncertain as milder air moves into the Central Belt. Computer model discrepancies develop beyond a week out, but likely the temps will increase, remaining warmer than average for the last half of the month. Tonight there are a few scattered showers and again Friday-Saturday, followed by drying […]

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COMMENTARY 9/12/14

Unseasonably cool temps through early next week.  The lack of cloud cover will be conducive for frost tomorrow morning in the Central / Northern Plains and Northwest Corn Belt, after which the frost threat ends.  Warming begins Wednesday into late-month to aid harvesting and wheat planting, though overall favorableness will be limited at […]

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COMMENTARY 9/11/14

Rain exits the eastern Corn Belt and Delta today and cooler air drops southward.  Frost is the results in the Northern Plains and Northwest Corn Belt.  The coverage of coolness is expected to be the highest for corn and soybeans on Saturday morning due to a lack of cloud […]

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COMMENTARY 9/10/14

Heavy rain is curbing harvest activity for the the Delta and remainder of the Corn Belt into tomorrow.  Below normal temps follows the moisture, bringing non-killing frosts across the N Plains and NW Corn Belt Thursday through Saturday mornings.  Temperatures moderate from Sunday forward with a milder pattern that is […]

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COMMENTARY 9/9/14

A large system should be dumping heavy rains over the 3 days with a very real possibility of field flooding in parts of Iowa.  Temps should then turn much cooler and  drier. Non-killing frosts are expected across and adjacent to the northern Plains Thursday-Saturday. Temps will get down to near freezing […]

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COMMENTARY 9/8/14

Another significant storm system will move across the Corn Belt mid-week bringing widespread coverage of up to 3” across much of IA.  A non-killing frost should develop from the N Plains into the NW Corn Belt Thurs-Sat.  Minimum temps in the Canada Prairies managed to reach freezing this morning (much cooler than expected), which […]

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COMMENTARY 9/5/14**NEW DOUGLAS SRW ~ SAME PRICE AS THE RIVER!!**

No change in the immediate cooler, damp forecast with pop up storms in the Corn Belt, Delta, and Plains into Sat. More rain chances next week with the greatest amounts in the southern growing areas, limiting corn and bean harvest. In the spring wheat region, mostly dry weather through Tue. The expected […]

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COMMENTARY 9/4/14

Yesterday evening brought rain activity from the Dakotas across the Great Lakes with  ½ to 1” amounts.  Forecast is calling for isolated scattered storms for the corn, soybean, and winter wheat areas into the weekend, but widespread rainfall will hold off until the week of Sep 8-11 when a […]

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COMMENTARY 9/3/14

Despite cooling and climatology, mild ground temperatures greatly limit the potential for a killing frost or freeze.   Periods of rain will affect the Corn Belt, Delta, and Central / Southern Plains at times through 10 days, slowing harvest.  Spring wheat receives some rain, but limited coverage improves conditions […]

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