EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 3:30 PM CDT Sunday, March 29, 2015

MIDWEST U.S. - Saturday, up to .05 inches of rain fell in IA, southern MN, far northern MO, and westward. Highs reached the 30's to 50's. Today and tonight, an area of precipitation is moving through the region. Most precipitation fell as rain, but some areas in eastern IA, southern MN, and southern WI saw an initial mix/snow this morning that accumulated very lightly in northern areas. Total precipitation in most areas was up to .25+ inches, especially in north-central and northeastern areas. Highs mainly reached the 40's and 50's, with 60's far southwest and 30's north-central.

1-5 day outlook(March 30-April 3) Temperatures will be above normal, except closer to normal far east. Precipitation will be mainly near normal. After rain leaves southeastern areas early Monday morning, another system will give mostly rain to most northern and eastern areas late Monday to Tuesday, with snow possible briefly in southern MI Monday night with no measurable accumulation. There will be rain chances in far southern areas Tuesday night to Wednesday night, with a bigger system moving through the region late Wednesday to Friday. Rain showers will affect far northwestern areas late Friday as well. Total precipitation will reach .25-1+ inches in most spots, with lower amounts possible especially in central areas. Highs will reach the upper 40's to 70's Monday, 40's to 70's Tuesday, near 50 to near 80 Wednesday, 50's to 70's Thursday, and 40's to 60's Friday.

6-10 day outlook(April 4-8) Temperatures will be above normal, except near to below normal northeast. Precipitation will be above normal east and near to below normal west.

11-15 day outlook(April 9-13) Temperatures will be mostly above normal. Precipitation will be mainly above normal.



PLAINS WEATHER - Saturday, the Southern Plains stayed mostly dry, with the far Northern Plains seeing up to .25+ inches of mostly rain. Highs reached the 40's to 80's in the Northern Plains and from near 60 to the 80's in the Southern Plains. Today, showers departed far northeastern areas, giving up to .25+ inches of mostly rain. There were isolated, light rain showers that produced less than .1 inches in far eastern areas too. Highs reached from near 40 to the 50's in the Northern Plains and the 50's to 80's in the Southern Plains. For Southern Plains rainfall, the 12Z GFS-ENS showed no major changes for the 1-5 day period, wetter southeast and slightly drier north-central for the 6-10 period, and slightly wetter east and north for the 11-15 day period. For temperatures, the 12Z GFS-ENS showed no major changes for the 1-5 day period, was cooler south, central, and east for the 6-10 day period, and showed no major changes for the 11-15 day period.

1-5 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal. Precipitation will be mainly near to below normal. Tonight to Monday, rain will affect the Southeastern Plains. Mostly rain will move into far north-central and northeastern areas late tonight to Monday night. The best chance of snow is in northern MN Monday night, but no more than a coating of snow is expected. Rain will intensify over the Southern Plains Tuesday and depart the Southeastern Plains Wednesday. Another system will bring scattered rain chances to the Northern and Central Plains Tuesday to Friday, with snow mixing in northern areas Thursday and Thursday night. Any snow totals are expected to be very light. Total precipitation will be .1-.75+ inches in east-central and southeastern areas, .1-.25+ inches in far northern and western areas, and less than .1 inches in many other locations. There are no winterkill concerns for the five day period. Highs Monday will be in the upper 40's to 70's in the Northern Plains and in the upper 60's to near 80 in the Southern Plains. Highs Tuesday will be in the 50's to 70's in the Northern Plains and in the upper 60's to 80's in the Southern Plains. Highs Wednesday will be from near 50 to the 70's in the Northern Plains and in the 70's to near 90 in the Southern Plains. Highs Thursday will be in the 30's to 50's in the Northern Plains and from near 50 to near 90 in the Southern Plains. Highs Friday will be from near 40 to the 50's in the Northern Plains and in the 50's to 70's in the Southern Plains.

6-10 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal, except near to below normal north. Precipitation will be near to below normal, except above normal south and far north.

11-15 day outlook Temperatures will be mostly above normal. Precipitation will be near to below normal southwest and near to above normal elsewhere.

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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