Monthly archive for August 2017

COMMENTARY 8/16/17

 Now THAT was a nice shower here this afternoon, (if you got it).  We received 2″ here in town!  Our weather outlook is a little drier for the SE half of the Corn Belt through tomorrow and a bit cooler for the LH of next week for the entire […]

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COMMENTARY 8/15/17

The heat and humidity are back! This is expected to spur a few storms into Wed/ Thurs with accums of 1/2″ to 1.5″.  Several days of drying should follow, then another chance possible in an additional week as Florida becomes target for a hurricane.  The Delta is preparing to start harvest in the next week […]

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COMMENTARY 8/14/17

The unseasonably cool temps are gone and the heat/humidity are coming back. This change could spur a few storms through Thurs with accums of 3/4″ to 1.5″.  Several days of drying should follow, then another chance possible in an additional week as Florida becomes target for a hurricane.  The Delta is […]

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COMMENTARY 8/11/17

Still shaking from yesterday’s blood bath?? The recent cool pattern should end early next week and the speculators are trying to decide what sort of temps to expect for the rest of Aug.  Chance showers are still expected to develop on the S and W next week.  Though rain from the N may creep […]

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COMMENTARY 8/10/17

Unseasonably cool temps continue into mid next week.  Areas expecting  significant rain will be along the SW of the temp gradient.  Once we get to the warmer time period we’ll have an increased chance for some showers, say, from a 1/2″ to 1″.  The Delta is wet and showers are slowing the […]

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COMMENTARY 8/9/17

Unseasonably cool temps continue into mid next week.  Areas expecting  significant rain will be along the SW of the temp gradient.  Once we get to the warmer time period we’ll have an increased chance for some showers, say, from a 1/2″ to 1″.  The Delta is wet and showers are slowing the […]

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COMMENTARY 8/8/17

Mighty cool and dry with a few showers occasionally forming along the S periphery but expecting only 15% of the crop area to receive. Scattered accums of 1/4” to 3/4” total between now and Fri.  Then a warmer period starts Aug 15-18, with higher accums possible.  Big report will be out Thurs mid-day. […]

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COMMENTARY 8/7/17

With the exception of W KS and KY, scattered showers were seen in the N third of the Corn Belt and Plains yesterday.  Overall, conditions are dry and cool with today’s forecast drier yet. The next 7-10 days are to be cool, but then warm starting the 15th. CORN UP […]

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COMMENTARY 8/4/17

Cool and wet now. CORN UP 3 Firmer, now with concerns of yield concerns? Farmer movement has shut off with the board now down from the recent highs in early July.  The US export market has found some interest this week for Aug into the new crop.  SA is deep into the […]

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COMMENTARY 8/3/17

Heavy rain in Central ND “ended the drought” there yesterday.  Scattered, slow moving showers moved across Iowa this am which some believe may have “ended the drought” there also.  (damage is still likely already done)  More rain chances are slated between now and the weekend.  The next […]

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