Monthly archive for June 2016

COMMENTARY 6/30/16

 Some showers and storms are FORECASTED to affect the Corn Belt as the cool front passes today through Fri. Temps stay cool through the weekend and heavy storm clusters are predicted Fri through the holiday Mon.  Heavy accum of 1.25″ to 2.75″ should slide to the S giving us a much needed drink at […]

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COMMENTARY 6/29/16

What a change a day makes!  The Midwest is enjoying cooler temps the rest of the week.  The seven day forecast, however, has turned MUCH wetter followed by another heat wave.  Significant accum of 1.25” to 2.75” has been added to more the S Corn Belt between now and the end of July 4th with […]

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COMMENTARY 6/28/16

Below normal temps affect the Corn Belt through Sunday, followed by sharp re-warming with the potential for a heat wave.  Pockets of heavy rain will impact the S, including parts of IL, Delta and as far N as NE.  St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 16.1′ and forecast 13.1‘ by […]

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COMMENTARY 6/27/16

Cool through tomorrow, with some showers today in the Delta.  Heavy rain is expected in the Plains through Fri.  A warmer/hot pattern comes in next week through 7/10.  Subsoil dryness is 30 to 35 points higher than recent years for late June.  St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 17.2′ and forecast 14.0‘ […]

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COMMENTARY 6/24/16

The big heat has subsided and should continue to dissipate as the cool front passes Sunday/Monday, which SHOULD cause a chance of showers for the Corn Belt.  Cooler/dry weather is slated for next week.  A warmer pattern should come along 6/3.  St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 17.9′ and forecast 15.1‘ by […]

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COMMENTARY 6/23/16

As forecasted, heavy rain was delivered on the NE third of the Corn Belt.   At least some rain will affects all areas through Monday and then followed by at least five days of cooling and drying. The exception is the SW quarter where cooling is forecast to build another chance for heavy storms 6/28 – 7/3.  […]

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COMMENTARY 6/22/16

Some lucky folks received 1 – 3” rains in N IL overnight, 1 – 2″ for IN, and IA got a good drink with as much as 3-5″ in some areas. That hot upper level high pressure extends S, preventing rain this week, then extends W and further stifles rain […]

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COMMENTARY 6/21/16

As much as 1 – 2” of rain is expected over the N half of the Corn Belt tonight into tomorrow.  The best rain chances are N of the driest areas, but do include MO today and IN and OH tomorrow. This gets followed (forecast-wise) by hot/dry weather into the weekend.  After that, […]

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COMMENTARY 6/20/16

 A cool front has improved the forecast for some widely scattered showers tonight. This front is expected to turn warm Tues and Wed (especially to the N), which is expected to cause heavy showers and storms.  A key issue may be the lack of soil moisture from SE NE, S IA, MO, and […]

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COMMENTARY 6/17/16

That big upper level high rules our weather through the weekend and for the Plains. Some spot showers could materialize, BUT chances for BIG ACCUM is low.  The upper level high usually suppresses the low level winds that fuel big night time clusters that create our summer rainfall.  This could the setting of the stage […]

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