Monthly archive for January 2017

COMMENTARY 1/31/17

S Argentina is expecting scattered storms with 0.5″ to 1.50″ of accum followed by a second round of stronger storms with an expected 1.0″- 3.0″ of accum and some areas even higher.  Areas that were wetter this month are also the areas set to receive the most accum this time too.  […]

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COMMENTARY 1/30/17

The remains of a cool front and two additional surges may cause rain much of SA into the weekend, producing the possibility for heavy accum for the already wetter areas of Arg and bringing some to the more drier areas of S Brazil and Paraguay, and Mato Grosso. St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 15.2′ and forecast 13.4‘ […]

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COMMENTARY 1/27/17

SA storm coverage is possible over Feb 1-4 as a series of systems move across Argentina, interacting with the remnants of the recent cool front. St Louis river level STEADY ~ at 15.3′ and forecast 14.8‘ by 2/1.   CORN DOWN 1 Lower from absence of immediate weather concerns across South America.  Mato Grosso is currently planting their second […]

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COMMENTARY 1/17/16

Dry weather for Argentina, S Brazil, and Paraguay for the next 7 to 10 days.  Heat resumes in Argentina and Paraguay Fri/Sat and all areas turn cooler and wetter once we get into Feb.  Coverage and amounts are debatable, but normal accum of 0.75” to 1.5” is likely with heavier amounts of 1” […]

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COMMENTARY 1/24/17

dry weather for Argentina, S Brazil, and Paraguay for the next 7 to 10 days.  Heat resumes in Argentina and Paraguay Fri/Sat and all areas turn cooler and wetter once we get into Feb.  N Brazil remains wet (including Goias and Mato Grosso) with exception to Bahia where drought conditions worsen. St […]

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COMMENTARY 1/23/17

Over the weekend in Brazil, cool/wet weather produced accum  of 1 to 2” of rain across Goias & Mato Grosso while missing the drought stricken Bahia.  Bahia produces roughly 5% of the countries first crop corn.  Above normal accum of 3” to 6” is expected for other areas of Brazil overt […]

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COMMENTARY 1/20/17

Temps remain hot in Argentina and Paraguay as highs reach the 90s-100’s.  (This is not the case for S Brazil) Mid next week a cool front is expected to slide in N, breaking the heat and maybe causing some widely scattered storms but wide coverage is not expected. St Louis river level RISING ~ at […]

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COMMENTARY 1/19/17

Widespread rain hit Mato Grosso,Goias, and Tocantin two days in a row while Bahia stayed dry.  Argentina was hot and mostly dry with highs in the 90’s.  The next 6-10 days is hot/dry for a big portion of Argentina, S Brazil, and Paraguay. The newest forecast shows a particularly wet streak with 2.5” – 5” of rain in already flooded areas […]

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COMMENTARY 1/18/17

St Louis river level RISING ~ at 9.2′ and forecast 12.2‘ by 1/24.   CORN UNCHANGED The trade debates the flood impact in Argentina’s Cordoba/Santa Fe and N Buenos Aires regions where lack of roads is slowing down the damage assessment.  Hot/dry is now in their 10 day forecast.   BEANS      UP 6 Additional fund […]

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COMMENTARY 1/17/17

St Louis river level RISING ~ at 7.9′ and forecast 11.6‘ by 1/22.   CORN UP 7 Active to start the week as most of the fundamental news was focused on the Argentina being too dry and now too wet. Funds joined the rally and it looks like the bean/corn ratio will continues to encourage […]

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