Commentary

COMMENTARY 10/20/17

Dry with exception to the weekend. Some spotty showers are expected across the Corn Belt now through early Mon.  Expected totals are 1/3″ to 1″ with heavier accums towards the W.  Aside from that,  the 6-10 and the 11-15 day forecast look mostly dry!  For the HRW areas have a chance of showers for the E and heavy rain from OK, […]

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COMMENTARY 10/19/17

Dry and continuing to get warmer. Showers are forecast spottily across the Belt Fri into early Monday.  Accum totals through Tues are 1/3″ to 1″ especially in the W. Rain will move into the Central region Sunday and then the East on Monday.  Sun/Mon accum ests vary from 1/2″ – 1.25″ with some […]

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COMMENTARY 10/18/17

Dry and continuing to get warmer. Showers are forecast spottily across the Belt Fri into early Monday.  Accum totals through Tues are 1/3″ to 1″ especially in the W. The 6-10 and the 11-15 day forecast look mostly dry!  For the HRW areas have a chance of showers for the E. In SA, […]

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COMMENTARY 10/17/17

Two harvest days now without rain!  Dry and getting warmer this week through Thurs then a few showers across the Corn Belt and HRW areas into the weekend.  The 11-15 day forecast has SA looking wetter than last week.  Brazil is expecting waves of rain in the S with 1.5 – 4” accums expected from Rio […]

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COMMENTARY 10/16/17

Mostly dry and getting warmer this week.  In SA Brazil is expecting waves of rain in the S with 2-5” accums expected from Rio Grande do Sul through Paraguay and Parana. Dry weather is forecast for Mato Grosso, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia through this Fri.  Argentina is expecting two waves of rain with […]

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COMMENTARY 10/15/17

Showers and storms are expected for the NW Corn Belt through Saturday with accums ranging from ¾” to 2”. The wettest areas should be IA and S WI.  Showers are also expected Central and SW HRW regions with accums of 1/3 to 1/2″ with another 1/2″ to 3/4″ over the weekend. In SA, […]

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COMMENTARY 10/12/17

The outer areas of the Belt should get a chance to dry out over the next 10 days allowing combines to get back to harvesting.  In SA, significant accum is forecast for S Brazil and Paraguay between now and next week and then should cover more of the Central region […]

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COMMENTARY 10/11/17

Look at that river level rise!!  What a huge difference just a couple days can make in the Mighty Miss!  As for-told, freight levels continue to ease allowing basis to level out and dp charges are continuing to drop accordingly!  -AND, there’s MORE rain coming this weekend for […]

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COMMENTARY 10/9/17

The recent rains HAVE been beneficial to river levels improving barge navigation efforts. The Lower Miss is forecast to rise to levels that should eliminate draft restrictions by this weekend….which means barges trapped at higher drafts on the OH River have a chance to get moving!  Weekend rains have helped MO […]

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COMMENTARY 10/6/17

Cool and damp.  More showers across the Belt now into next week.  River levels forecast to rise to 12.0 by this time next week!  That’ll help float stranded barges off the OH River and continue bringing down the cost of freight.  Tropical Storm Nate is expected now […]

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