Moderate to extreme drought for 44 percent of contiguous U.S.

NOAA reported that 37 percent of the contiguous U.S. was under conditions of severe to extreme drought in July (Palmer Drought Index), about unchanged from the previous month. Some 44 percent of the country falls under moderate to extreme drought conditions. The southwest is [...]

NOAA’s August outlook features northern heat

NOAA’s August outlook calls for above-average rain in the eastern Grain Belt and average rain in most other areas. Below-average rain is expected in the western Dakotas and in western Nebraska as the drought continues. Above-average temperatures are forecast across the northern region and [...]

Dry, hot July weather expected in northwestern Belt

Much of the northwestern Grain Belt has experienced drought conditions in recent months, which are expected to continue for another few weeks, at least. As of Jun. 30, NOAA’s one-month outlook features above-average temperatures and below-average rains in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and [...]

Midwest rains expected to pick up in late June

NOAA’s two-week outlook calls for above-average rain and below-average temperatures in most of the Grain Belt, which should be favorable for developing corn and soybean crops. Expected rains have put some pressure on prices even as above-average temperatures dried out soils during the past [...]

Weather forecasts mostly favorable for corn harvest

Through Oct. 9, NOAA sees an even chance for above-average or below-average temperatures in Wisconsin, Illinois, eastern Iowa, and most of Missouri. West of these areas, the probability for above-average temperatures rises by 5 to 10 points. East of Wisconsin and Illinois, the probability [...]

Grain Belt weather forecasts are mostly favorable

NOAA’s two-week outlook features above-average temperatures throughout the Grain Belt, especially across the northern region. Higher temperatures are less likely for the central and southern regions. August heat is expected to be complemented by average rainfall in the northern, central, and eastern regions, which [...]

Weather mostly favorable for U.S. crops

Above-average temperatures are expected across the U.S. over the next month, which will be neutral to favorable for the crops, depending on soil moisture levels. Subsoil moisture in most U.S. corn and soybean growing areas should be adequate to support crop development, partly due [...]

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