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How much rain in South America?

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    The grain markets have been moving to the beat of the crop weather in South America. Lately, it's been hot and dry, but rainfall there sent the grains lower in early trading Wednesday before resuming its upward move. So, how much has it rained in Brazil's soybean-rich states of Parana and Mato Grosso? Here's the latest.

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    DAILY PRECIPITATION – 12/20/2011

    • - Parana: nothing
    • - Mato Grosso: 0-20 mm (0-0.79 inches)

    NOTE: 1 millimeter = 0.04 inches (Click images at left to enlarge).

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    NOVEMBER -- Normal

    • - Parana: 150 mm (5.91 inches)
    • - Mato Grosso: 150-300 mm (5.91-11.81 inches)
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    Observed

    • - Parana: 50-150 mm (1.97-5.91 inches)
    • - Mato Grosso – 50-350 mm (1.97-13.78 inches)
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    Departure from normal

    • - Parana: -50 to +25 mm (-1.97 to +0.98 inches)
    • - Mato Grosso: -50 to +200 mm (-1.97 to +7.87 inches)
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    December so far:

    • - Parana: 150-200 mm (5.91-7.87 inches)
    • - Mato Grosso: 200-400 mm (7.87-15.75 inches)
  • 07

    Observed:

    • - Parana: 25-150 mm (0.98-5.91 inches)
    • - Mato Grosso: 50-300 mm (1.97-11.91 inches)
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    Departure from normal

    • - Parana: -100 mm to normal (-3.94 inches to normal)
    • - Mato Grosso: -200 to +100 mm (-7.87 to +3.94 inches)

Rains have fallen in drought-stricken Brazil and Argentina. But, how much? (information courtesy Luana Gomes, Gazeta do Povo).

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