a class="twitter-timeline" href="https://twitter.com/FreeseNotisWx" data-widget-id="489415441798795264">Tweets by @FreeseNotisWx EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 3:55 PM CDT Monday, September 1, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - Showers and thunderstorms fell across most of the Cornbelt for the 72 hours ending at 7 AM CST. The heaviest rains were in the western Cornbelt with .50-2.00+" amounts common. Des Moines reported a little over 2 inches since early Friday and finished the month of August with 11.36" making it the 3rd wettest August on record. Not as much rain fell in the east with only a few hundredths to a few tenths of an inch except for central and much of southwest OH which received about the same as the western Cornbelt. Overall, it was warmer than normal the past several days with highs on Friday in the 70's west portion to the low 90's far south. Highs were mostly 80's on Saturday with 70's far northwest and around 90 in central MO. Yesterday remained warm to finish off August with highs mostly 80's and some 90's in southeast NE, northeast KS, and much of MO, Manhattan, KS reached 100 degrees for the hot spot. A line of storms moved through the west late yesterday and overnight, but today has been mostly dry across the region with only a few showers and thunderstorms in north-central and northeast areas. Highs this afternoon are mostly 70's for the northwest third of the region and low to mid 80's elsewhere, close to normal for the beginning of September. A cool front moving through the northwest Cornbelt will develop more scattered thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow for roughly the southeast half of the region with .25-1.00" rain amounts, isolated heavier in a few spots. Otherwise it looks mostly dry through mid week with a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in the west Wednesday and Thursday as warmer air returns to the region. Another cool front will cross the region Friday and Saturday from the west bringing more scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs tomorrow will be in the upper 70's far north and 80's elsewhere then 80's north and central Wednesday and Thursday with some low to mid 90's south. Highs will cool to the 70's in the west on Friday with 80's and low 90's further east and cooler across the region for this weekend with more widespread 70's, low 80's south portion. For the 6-10 day outlook, September 7-11, near normal temps for a good portion of the Cornbelt, above normal for about the southeast third and below normal far northwest. Above normal rainfall for the northwest half and near to below normal southeast. The GFS model is showing a heat dome developing over the Southeast U.S. for the 6-10 day period with this dome poking northward into the Ohio River valley. The European model is showing this for the latter part of the 6-10 day period but a little less emphatic compared to the GFS model. Overall, the latest European model looks about the same as the past run showing a mid to late week warm-up for the Midwest then cooler over the weekend then warmer again next week, especially in the southeast half. There are still no signs of any frost or freezing temps for the next couple weeks as any cooling will be brief and not strong enough to cause morning lows to fall into the freezing range.

PLAINS WEATHER - Most of the Southern Plains was dry the past several days with showers only in the far north and northeast. Central areas of KS received plenty of rainfall since early Friday with 1.78" in Great Bend and 2.60" for Salina. Rain amounts in the far northern part of the Southern Plains was light, under a tenth of an inch. The Northern Plains received light to moderate rain with .25-.75" totals for most of ND, but somewhat less elsewhere with a few hundredths to a quarter inch. Highs Friday in the Southern Plains were mostly 80's, a few low 90's southwest. The weekend was warmer with highs from the mid 80's to mid 90's, except 97 in Oklahoma City. Sunday was more of a contrast with highs from the upper 70's and 80's northwest to the 100-105 degree range from southwest KS down to the panhandles of OK and TX including 105 in Guymon, OK. The Northern Plains were mostly in the 70's since Friday, near 80 far south. Today is mostly dry across the Plains with highs in the Southern Plains in the 70's northwest to the 90's/ near 100 far southeast and mainly 70's in the N. Plains. For the Southern Plains, some scattered shower through Wednesday in the north portion and mostly dry elsewhere more scattered showers and storms late in the week across the northern 2/3. Highs will be in the 70's north to near 90 south tomorrow and about 85-95 Wednesday and Thursday, a little cooler late week. Near normal temps northwest third and above normal elsewhere for the 6-10 day period and near normal rainfall. The Northern Plains will have just a few spotty showers through Wednesday then a better chance of showers Thursday and Friday with highs in the 70's and 80's.

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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