Rains of .75-1.5” fell on a widespread scale across the Argentine growing regions over the weekend, with some 2-3” totals also falling- especially in the far west and far northern growing regions. High temps were in the 80’s in most cases.
►Forecast – Things will be dry through the week ahead and then a cold front will work through next weekend. Early estimates on amounts with the rain it produces are running in the .50-1.5” range, with areas of 1.5”+ also occurring. Temps look to run above average, with highs in the 80’s and low 90’s in most cases. With nearly a weeks time between the last rain event and the next one, excessive moisture should not be an issue and the rains will help keep soil moisture in decent shape.
Rains of .50-1”+ fell with coverage of around 85-90% of all of the Brazilian growing areas over the weekend. Highs were in the 80’s to low 90’s.
►Forecast – Things will be fairly quiet across the southern Brazilian growing regions for the week ahead, with rains of .50-1”, isolated to 1”+, to fall later in the weekend and early next week. Tropical, hit and miss rainfall will bring close to average totals to areas from northern Parana north in the next week to ten days. Totals every 5 days look to be in the 1-2”+ range, with fairly widespread coverage.
Winter Wheat & LivestockDry weather dominated the majority of the Plains and Midwest over the weekend. Temps ran close to average and were in the 40’s and 50’s for highs in the S. Plains, with lows in the teens and 20’s.
►Forecast – Things look to be mainly dry across the winter wheat areas of the Plains for much of the next week to ten days. An area of low pressure will bring snows of 3-6” to MN, WI and MI, with rains of .50-1.5” to fall in the southern ½ of IL, most of IN/OH the first half of this week. Things will then quiet back down for the rest of the week, with the next system to bring moderate rains to the southern ½ and moderate snows to the northern ½ of the Midwest by Sunday and Monday of next week.
►Temps will be running a few degrees above average in most of the Plains and Midwest for the next 10 days. No cold air threats are seen for the Plains or Midwest winter wheat areas.