Monthly archive for August 2016

COMMENTARY 8/17/16

Widespread rain is on tap for the Central US through Sun as a strong cool front moves through.  Heavy rain will impact the Delta through Friday.  St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 14.6′ and forecast 11.7‘ by 8/22.   CORN OLD ~ UP  3   NEW ~ 3 The EIA report was supportive.  Ethanol production rose […]

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COMMENTARY 8/16/16

Swarthy, heavy rains blanketed the Delta, IL, IN, MI, and OH yesterday. Widespread coverage for normal rainfall over the next 10 days is expected.  Temperatures should be rather normal late  week and then be cooler for several days. The good and excellent yc and ysb areas are now the 6th and 4th highest since […]

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COMMENTARY 8/15/16

Heavy rainfall for the Delta and SE half of the Corn Belt (like forecast) into midweek.  Some areas of the Delta have received up to 26” so far!  Said rains will cause additional trouble for Nola to get started with harvest.   IN and OH are NO LONGER dry. Temps are […]

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COMMENTARY 8/12/16

 Rain coverage for the US increases today as a stalling cool front and tropical circulation come together.  This then develops into a major rain event from the Delta up through the SE half of the Corn Belt into early next week.  Widespread coverage with accumof at least 1.00” and […]

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COMMENTARY 8/11/16

 Today’s forecast is much wetter than yest as a little more is known about the tropical cool front headed this way.  Some areas of heavy rain are expected now through the weekend and into early next week .  The Delta and SE Corn Belt will take the brunt this weekend and more storms […]

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COMMENTARY 8/10/16

 A tropical cool front will be converging on the Corn Belt, producing widespread coverage of significant rainfall Sat/Sun.  The biggest accums are expected to N and SE Corn Belt, including Ohio, which has been drier… as well as the Delta.  Next week, should be drier but is unlikely to last as showers pop […]

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COMMENTARY 8/9/16

A slight chance for heavy rain has been added to the forecast for the Delta and E Corn Belt Friday-Sunday.  Heavy rains this week focuses on the N,  leaving other areas with rather skimpy totals this week (and potentially next week).  Temperatures should  be variable, but should average above-normal.  The NW portions of the the […]

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COMMENTARY 8/8/16

 A low to slight chance for heavy rain has been added to the forecast for the Delta and E Corn Belt Friday-Sunday.  Heavy rains this week focuses on the N,  leaving other areas with rather skimpy totals this week (and potentially next week).  Temperatures should  be variable, but should average above-normal.  The NW portions of […]

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COMMENTARY 8/5/16

Parts of IL, IA, MN, MO, WI were slightly wetter than expected overnight with some receiving more than 1” of accum and the weekend is expected to cool down with the highs in the low 80’s.  A slightly wetter forecast is in store for the SW corner of the Corn […]

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COMMENTARY 8/4/16

Normal to warm temps for the next 14 days with normal to above rainfall possible.  Topsoil dryness is increasing, however, 88% of our corn/bean production has been wetter than avg for the last month.  Heavy rain is in store for the Plains and SW Corn Belt.  Happy late summer! St […]

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