EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 4:55 PM CDT Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - There were scattered showers and thunderstorms today. but the west dried out by late morning with scattered storms continuing this afternoon in northern parts of IL & IN into western MI. A few spots in northeast IL and northern IN picked up .50-1.75" rain amounts for the 6 hours ending at 1 PM CDT. Highs today were in the 70's from west-central through north-central sections of the area and ranged up to the low to mid 90's in central MO through southern IL and southwest IN. It looks unsettled the rest of this week as a frontal boundary pushes slowly southward through tomorrow then lifts northward later this week before moving southward again by the weekend. This will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms for a good section of the Cornbelt, especially west and north with the southeast Cornbelt receiving somewhat less rainfall. Rain amounts will be heaviest in eastern NE, IA, far southeast MN, and southwest WI with 2.00-4.00+" amounts common through the next 5 days here. Amounts of .50-2.00" will fall in most other area with lighter totals far southeast. There will be a brief break later in the weekend into the Labor Day Holiday but a new system will move Highs will be in the 70's north and 80's to a few low 90 south with upper 70's and 80's Thursday and Friday with low to mid 90's south portion. A few degrees cooler south this weekend. For the 6-10 day outlook, September 1-5, near normal temps with near normal rainfall in much of the area, above normal in northwest and southeast sections. Near normal temps for days 11-15. The latest European model looks about the same as the past run from last night with warm weather for the Midwest overall this week and cooling a little to more seasonable levels for the 6-10 day outlook. The latest crop progress report shows 83% of the corn crop in the dough stage, up from 70% from last week and above the 5 year average of 78%.

PLAINS WEATHER - Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms fell in the Southern Plains today while the Northern Plains were mostly dry. Highs today in the Southern Plains were in the upper 70's and 80's northwest with 90's and a few low 100's southeast. Wichita Falls, TX was at least 101 this afternoon for one of the hottest areas. The Northern Plains remained cool with highs in the 60's for a good portion of this area and some 70's western and southwest portions. For the Southern Plains, more unsettled weather through late week with scattered showers and storms, except the southeast portion will be mostly dry. Rain amounts will be in the .25-1.00" range where it does rain and a few isolated heavier totals. For the 6-10 day period, mostly near normal temps with above normal far south. Rainfall will be near normal east and below normal west at this time. The Northern Plains look mostly dry into late week with only a few light showers in southern fringes the next couple days. Highs will be in the 70's and 80's through Thursday then a little cooler Friday and Saturday.

Wayne Ellis / Meteorologist                                                                                                     

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Looking forward to next week's report 04/11/2014 @ 8:39am These probabilities are new to me. Why does the soybean yield forecast seem less impacted by El Nino? Prices aren't going to like a big production year, though.

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Days are getting shorter 06/24/2013 @ 7:50am The heat has been good for the crops this past week and I was hoping it would continue for a while. Your projected cool down and the days getting shorter concerns me. A lot of late planted beans. A frost in the first half of September would be very bad. Nice rain last night west of Des Moines. Wind

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Colombia 10/17/2012 @ 12:29pm According to the weather report http://www.agronet.gov.co vides us now Colombia despite its diverse climate predominates the winter in all regions, so it is important to be alert to any emergency

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ARGENTINA 08/01/2012 @ 3:34pm we will probably see an increase of export tax from 35 to 40 % as from tomorrow. strong comments.!!

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