EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 5:10 PM CST Thursday, November 20, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - Highs today reached the upper teens to near 40. Today has been dry other than lake effect snow showers that have produced 3-6+ inches of snow. The current US Drought Monitor map shows no changes in the abnormally dry conditions in the Northeastern Plains. There has been an enlargement of dominant abnormally dry areas in western AR to southeastern OK and in southeastern TX. The other major drought areas in the Southern Plains and Southwest remain unchanged. The 12Z ECMWF 11-15 day outlook is predicting warmer temperatures than its 00Z run.

1-5 day outlook(November 21-25) Temperatures will be below normal. Precipitation will be above normal, except near to below normal in the far west. Lake effect snow showers will weaken and end tonight. A system will move into the southern Cornbelt late Friday and overspread the region by Sunday. Most precipitation will be rain through Sunday, with snow developing from west to east late Sunday through Tuesday. Snow will end from south to north Monday night to early Tuesday, with lake effect snow showers lingering late Tuesday. Total rainfall from the system will be .75-1.5 inches, except .1.-75 inches in the far west. Total snowfall from this system will be 1-2 inches in northern areas and less than 1 inch in southern areas, except higher amounts in lake effect areas. Highs Friday will be in the 20's to low 40's. Highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 30's to 50's. Highs Monday will be in the 20's to 50's; while highs Tuesday will be in the upper teens to low 40's.

6-10 day outlook(November 26-30) Temperatures will be below to much below normal. Precipitation will be below normal.

11-15 day outlook(December 1-5) Temperatures will near normal in the south and east, and near to below normal in the north. Precipitation will be mainly near normal, except near to below normal in the northwest.

Nationally, the total number of suitable field days decreased from 5.33 to 4.91. The Central and Southern Plains, southern Midwest, and Delta had 5+ field days. The Northern Plains and northern and eastern Midwest had less field days due to snowfall. Minnesota had the lowest field day total of 2.7; while Illinois had the highest field day total of 5.9.

Nationally, 60% of winter wheat had good or excellent condition, which was equal to last week. California had the greatest change at 5%.





PLAINS WEATHER - Today was mostly dry, with scattered showers beginning to develop in the Southeastern Plains. Highs reached the teens to low 50's in the Northern Plains and near 40 to the low 70's in the Southern Plains.

1-5 day outlook Temperatures will be below normal, except above normal in the Southeastern Plains. Precipitation will be above normal in the Southeastern and South-central Plains, near normal in the far Northern Plains, and below normal elsewhere. Rain will continue in the Southeastern Plains Friday, and intensify over the Southeastern and South-central Plains Saturday to early Sunday. Saturday night, a system from the west will bring snow to the Northern Plains through Monday and rain/snow to the Southern Plains through Sunday night. More snow will approach the Nrothwestern Plains late Tuesday. Total rainfall of .5-2 inches is expected in the Southeastern and South-central Plains. There will be 1-2 inches of snow in the far Northern and Northeastern Plains Sunday and Monday, and less than 1 inch of snow elsewhere. Highs Friday will be from near 30 to the low 50's in the Northern Plains and in the upper 30's to near 70 in the Southern Plains. Highs Saturday will be in the 30's to 50's in the Northern Plains and in the 50's and 60's in the Southern Plains. Highs Sunday will be in the 20's to low 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 40's to low 70's in the Southern Plains. Highs Monday will be in the teens to low 30's in the Northern Plains and from near 40 to the low 60's in the Southern Plains. Highs Tuesday will be in the upper teens to 30's in the Northern Plains and in the upper 30's to 50's in the Southern Plains.

6-10 day outlook Temperatures will be below to much below normal in the north, below normal in the southeast, and near to below normal in the west. Precipitation will be below normal, except near normal in the northwest.

Nationally, 94% of the soybean crop was harvested, which ranked tied for fifth to last since 1995.

Nationally, 89% of corn was harvested, which ranked tied for fifth to last since 1995.





Matthew Christy / 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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