Cropcast Thursday: Midwest is cooler in the 6-10 day period

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Cropcast Morning Headlines:

-Midwest is cooler in the 6-10 day period. Showers in southern areas this weekend should further improve moisture for wheat. The 6-10 day outlook is drier. Temperatures are slightly cooler. The 11-15 day outlook is slightly wetter in southwestern areas. Temperatures are slightly warmer.

-Plains are drier in east central areas in the 6-10 day period. Snow in central and western Nebraska early next week should help build winterkill protection for wheat ahead of colder conditions later next week. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in east central areas. Temperatures are cooler. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in north central areas. Temperatures are warmer.

-No changes for Florida. Dry weather through the weekend should favor harvesting. Temperatures will cool a bit by the weekend, but should remain above frost levels. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.

-Delta is drier in northern areas in the 6-10 day period. Abundant showers again this weekend will continue to improve moisture for wheat. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in northern areas. Temperatures are cooler. The 11-15 day outlook is drier and warmer.

-No changes for Argentina. Additional rains in central and northeastern areas late this weekend and next week will further improve moisture, although some wetness may develop. Meanwhile, dryness will continue in La Pampa and southern Buenos Aires. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in southeastern Buenos Aires.

-No changes for Brazil. Additional showers in southern areas should continue to ease remaining dryness there. Some slight improvement will be possible in northwestern areas, but more rains will be needed there and in northeastern areas to end dryness. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in central and northwestern areas.

-No changes for Europe. Dryness remains extensive in western and southeastern areas. Little change is expected through the weekend, but a notable upturn in snow cover is expected in central and eastern areas next week. This will improve moisture once it melts.

-No changes for Black Sea. Snow cover should rebuild across eastern and northwestern Ukraine and Belarus early next week, which will be needed to prevent winterkill as much colder conditions return later next week.

-No changes for China. Showers in Yangtze Valley and North China Plain recently improved conditions for wheat and rapeseed, and additional improvements are expected in southeastern Yangtze Valley early next week.

-No changes for Australia. Showers in New South Wales and eastern Queensland through the weekend will maintain slow wheat harvesting, but will improve moisture for sorghum. Harvesting should progress well in South Australia and Western Australia.

-No changes for South Africa. Rains in western areas have improved moisture, but notable dryness continues in south central and southeastern corn areas. Some improvements will be likely there later next week.

Donald Keeney
Senior Agricultural Meteorologist

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