Monthly archive for May 2016

COMMENTARY 5/31/16

Some spotty storms are expected for the Corn Belt through the weekend, but compared to LAST week’s dampness, we are expected to turn drier.  The heavy rain affects the S Plains and Delta.  The S areas are expected to turn much warmer with limited rain LATE next week.  In SA, Argentine yc harvest is […]

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COMMENTARY 5/27/16

Showers and storms affect the Central US through the middle of next week, slowing planting progress, but helping the 90% of corn that has already been planted.  The NW and SE get a break from rain and a cool pattern starts the first week of June.  After that, a warmer pattern with a […]

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COMMENTARY 5/26/16

The W half of our corn and bean area got the majority off accum last night. The next 7 to 10 days will be similar with turbulent cells producing heavy rain and above normal temps across large areas.  Several days of  cool/dry weather begins 6/3. St Louis river level ~STEADY ~ at 16.8′ and forecast […]

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COMMENTARY 5/25/16

Crops in the Plains and N Delta were wetter overnights than expected and above normal precip and temps for most of the Central US the next 7 to 10 days. The highest precip totals W half of the Corn Belt and E half of the Plains.  Cooler, drier air should be in store NEXT Fri. St Louis […]

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COMMENTARY 5/24/16

Wide coverage of heavy rain is to unfold over the next 10-14 days. Focus will be on the SW Corn Belt today, then the N Plains and W Corn Belt tonight, then heading for the NE portion of the Corn Belt tomorrow.  The NWS is forecasting 69% of UC yc and 62% of bean production areas […]

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COMMENTARY 5/23/16

Ugh!  The last day of nice!  With heat and humidity come more storms over the next 10 days for various locations around the US Corn Belt with the heavy rains expected especially on the W half of  our corn and bean areas.   Looks like we’ll have 1-2 days for […]

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COMMENTARY 5/20/16

We have a few clear days, but then milder/humid weather develops.  A large area to the W will get wet starting Tue through Wed/Thur.  Widespread accum of 1 – 2” is likely and locally more is possible.  Light rain affects the N Delta and SE Corn Belt today-tonight (including OH), a little […]

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COMMENTARY 5/19/16

The recent cool temps are on their way out!  Warmer temps likely lead to widespread rainfall of 1 – 2” amounts from the Corn Belt all the way to N TX.    Brazil’s second corn crop continues hot/dry and Argentina’s weather pattern stays favorable for harvest.   St Louis river level ~EASING ~ at 21.6′ and forecast 17.9′ […]

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COMMENTARY 5/18/16

Temps warm more each day, especially Sat-Tue and is expected to continue through at least the end of May.  Finally! Relatively dry weather is in store for Sunday (except here on Fri and Tue and far S.  With warmer temps comes the increased chance for showers with the wettest being the Plains and W Corn Belt.  Sorry, no […]

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COMMENTARY 5/17/16

After today’s sogginess, a much needed drying begins for 5 – 7 days for the N half of the US, coupled with much needed warmer temps by the weekend.  There is another chance for showers Thu/Fri  for the Plains and Delta and up into into the SE Corn Belt. In SA, the N 60% of Brazil’s winter […]

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