Cropcast Monday: Midwest is wetter Wednesday

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Cropcast Morning Headlines:

-Midwest is wetter Wednesday. Rains in southeastern areas this week will maintain abundant moisture for wheat. Snow cover should continue to build across far northern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer in northwestern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in eastern areas. Temperatures are warmer in northern areas.

-Plains are slightly wetter in southwestern areas in the 11-15 day period. Snow should build further in northern and western areas later this week, which will improve soil moisture for wheat once it melts. Temperatures should cool later this week, but no notable winterkill is expected. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer in northern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is slightly wetter in southwestern areas. Temperatures are unchanged.

-Florida is wetter in northern areas in the 11-15 day period. Drier weather this week should favor any remaining harvesting, but will allow soil moisture to decline again. Temperatures were quite cool yesterday morning, but no notable frost was noted. Readings should moderate a bit this week. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in northern areas. Temperatures are unchanged.

-Delta is wetter in northern areas in the 11-15 day period. Showers in northern areas this week will maintain abundant moisture for wheat. Wetness should ease a bit in southern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in northern areas. Temperatures are warmer.

-No changes for Argentina. Lighter rain amounts in central areas this week will allow wetness to ease a bit. Rains in far northern areas will continue to ease remaining dryness there. Rains in southwestern areas will likely be too light to ease dryness there. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.

-No changes for Brazil. Showers in north central areas this week should improve moisture for corn and soybeans, and improvements are expected in northwestern areas in the 6-10 day period. However, notable dryness will persist in far northeastern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.

-No changes for Europe. Snow cover in north central and eastern areas is protecting wheat from winterkill, although some very spotty damage has occurred in Hungary.

-No changes for Black Sea. Some very spotty winterkill has occurred in northwestern and southwestern Ukraine, but abundant snow cover elsewhere is protecting wheat.

-No changes for China. Showers in western and southeastern Yangtze Valley this week should continue to improve moisture for wheat and rapeseed.

-No changes for Australia. Drier weather in the sorghum belt this week will allow moisture to decline again, although some limited improvements will be possible in Queensland in the 6-10 day period.

-No changes for South Africa. Rains in southern areas this week should continue to improve moisture for corn. Abundant rains in central and northeastern areas this past weekend improved moisture there.

Donald Keeney
Senior Agricultural Meteorologist

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