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DJ Global Ag Weather Watch - Jul 20

DJ - Tue Jul 20, 9:25AM EDT

Midwest corn, soybean and winter wheat highlights 

 

West: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, amounts 0.25-1.00 inch, locally 

heavier across eastern Nebraska, western and southern Iowa, and northeast 

Missouri during the past 24 hours. Temperatures averaged near to below normal, 

warmer across southwest Missouri. 

 

East: Scattered showers and thunderstorms of .50-2.00 inch, locally heavier 

through southern and central Illinois, and southwest Indiana during the past 24 

hours. Light showers with locally heavier through Wisconsin and Michigan during 

the past 24 hours. Mostly dry elsewhere in the region. Temperatures near normal 

yesterday. 

 

Midwest Corn, Soybeans and Winter Wheat Forecast 

 

West: Episodes of scattered showers and thunderstorms today through Thursday 

with activity mostly across the south today expanding to the north Wednesday 

and Thursday. Rainfall totals of 0.50-2.00 inch, locally heavier across eastern 

Nebraska, Iowa, and southern Missouri and 0.25-1.50 inch, locally heavier 

across southeast South Dakota and southern Minnesota. Scattered to widely 

scattered showers and thundershowers Friday. A few lingering showers across the 

south, mostly dry north Saturday. Fair weather Sunday and Monday but with a few 

light showers possible across the far south. Temperatures near to below normal 

today and Wednesday, near to above normal Thursday and Friday, near to below 

normal Saturday through Monday. 

 

East: Episodes of scattered showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday will 

favor central and southern areas today and Wednesday. Scattered showers and 

thunderstorms will shift to northern areas Thursday. Rainfall totals of 

0.50-1.50 inch, locally heavier during this period. Scattered showers and 

thundershowers Friday and Saturday. Lingering showers across the south, mostly 

dry across the north Sunday. Mostly dry conditions Monday. Temperatures near to 

above normal through Thursday, above normal Friday, near to above normal 

Saturday through Monday. 

 

6-10 day outlook...Temperatures near to above normal. Rainfall near to above 

normal. 

 

Mississippi Delta highlights 

 

    Dry conditions or just a few light showers, locally heavier across 

Lousiana, mostly dry elsewhere during the past 24 hours. Temperatures near to 

above normal with highs from the upper 80s to mid 90s F. 

 

Mississippi Delta Forecast 

 

    Dry conditions or a few isolated showers and thundershowers today-Monday. 

Temperatures mostly above normal during the next 7 days. 

 

6-10 day outlook: Temperatures mostly above normal.  Rainfall mostly below 

normal. 

 

Southeast Highlights 

 

    Mostly dry conditions or a few widely scattered light showers, locally 

heavier during the past 24 hours. Temperatures near to above normal with highs 

in the low to mid 90s. 

 

Southeastern US Forecast 

 

    Dry conditions or a few scattered to widely scattered showers or 

thundershowers during the next 7 days. Temperatures mostly above normal. 

 

6-10 day outlook...Temperatures mostly above normal. Rainfall mostly below 

normal. 

 

Northern plains spring wheat highlights... 

 

    Scattered light showers, locally heavier from eastern Montana to southern 

South Dakota and northern Nebraska. Mostly dry elsewhere in the region 

yesterday. Temperatures near to below normal west, near to above normal east 

and southeast. 

 

Northern Plains Spring Wheat Forecast 

 

    Mostly dry or a few light showers today and Wednesday. Showers and 

thunderstorms Thursday, amounts 0.20-0.75 inch. Mostly dry or a few light 

showers Friday. Dry conditions Saturday-Monday. Temperatures near to below 

normal today-Friday, near to above normal Saturday-Monday. 

 

6-10 day outlook: Temperatures near to above normal. Rainfall near to above 

normal. 

 

Central/southern plains wheat and livestock highlights.. 

 

 

    Mostly dry or a few light showers across far northern and northwest 

locations, dry conditions elsewhere yesterday. Temperatures above to well above 

normal with highs 86-102F. 

 

Central/southern plains wheat and livestock forecast 

 

    Dry conditions or just a few light showers through Friday. Scattered 

showers and thunderstorms across northern areas, mostly dry or a few light 

showers across the south Saturday, scattered to widely scattered showers and 

thunderstorms Sunday-Monday. Temperatures above to much above normal through 

Friday, near to above normal Saturday, near to below normal Sunday-Monday. 

 

6-10 day outlook: Temperatures mostly above normal. Rainfall mostly below 

normal. 

 

Pacific northwest... 

 

    Dry conditions during the past 24 hours. Temperatures near to above normal. 

 

Pacific Northwest forecast 

 

    Mostly dry weather during the next 5 days. Temperatures near normal today, 

near to above normal Wednesday, near normal Thursday and Friday, above normal 

Saturday. 

 

West Texas highlights... 

 

    Dry conditions yesterday. Temperatures near normal. 

 

West Texas forecast 

 

    Mostly dry weather through Thursday. Mostly dry or a few isolated showers 

or thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. Partly cloudy with a few scattered 

showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday. Temperatures near to above normal 

through Friday, near normal during the weekend, near to above normal Monday. 

 

California highlights... 

 

    Dry weather in the central valley yesterday. Temperatures above normal. 

 

California forecast... 

 

    Dry weather in the central valley during the next 5 days. Temperatures 

above normal today, near to above normal Wednesday-Saturday. 

 

Florida highlights... 

 

    Mostly dry or a few isolated light showers with locally heavier. 

Temperatures near to above normal levels. 

 

Florida Citrus area forecast 

 

    Mostly dry or a few light showers, locally heavier during the next 5 days. 

Temperatures near to above normal. 

 

A VIGOROUS TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN 

ISLANDS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD CLOUDINESS AND 

THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...THE VIRGIN 

ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...AND ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND NORTHEASTERN 

CARIBBEAN WATERS. ALTHOUGH SURFACE PRESSURES ARE NOT FALLING 

SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE AREA...RECENT UPPER-AIR DATA INDICATE THE 

SYSTEM IS BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER LEVELS 

OF THE ATMOSPHERE. THERE IS A MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF THIS 

SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS THE

(MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires

July 20, 2010 09:25 ET (13:25 GMT)

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