EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 4:50 PM CDT Thursday, October 23, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - Showers fell in portions of the west today, but much of the region is dry at mid afternoon with some rain in WI and far northwest IL. Highs today ranged from the 50's north-central through the east and up to the 70's in parts of the western Cornbelt. The latest European model looks cooler than the past run for much of the 6-10 day period, less so by day 10 however. The latest run has more troughing in the jet stream pattern for days 7 to 9 over the Midwest with some ridging returning on the day 10 map. The latest crop progress from last Monday report shows 53% of the soybean crop harvested which is lagging behind the 5 year average of 66%.

MIDWEST 1 to 5 day - Any rainfall in the north-central area will diminish overnight. otherwise it looks dry through the weekend. Light rain will move into the northwest on Monday and some rainfall will move across the Cornbelt Monday night into mid next week with light to moderate amounts. Highs will be mostly 60's and 70's tomorrow into early next week, except a few degrees cooler on Saturday. Cooler Tuesday in the west.

MIDWEST 6 to 10 day - Near normal temps for the northwest third of the region and above normal elsewhere. Near normal rainfall across the area for October 29-November 2.

MIDWEST 11 to 15 day - Near normal temps and rainfall across the region during this time.


PLAINS WEATHER - Rain fell earlier today in eastern sections of the Southern Plains with most amounts from a few hundredths to .40". Elsewhere, it was dry today across the Plains region. Highs in the Southern Plains were mostly 70's, near 80 far southeast. The Northern Plains were in the 60's and 70's, well above normal for late October. For the Southern Plains, it looks dry into a portion of Monday with some scattered light rain late Monday into Tuesday. Highs will be in the upper 70's to low 90's through the weekend, except a little cooler northwest portion on Sunday. For the 6-10 day outlook, mostly near normal temps, above normal far southeast and below normal rainfall across the area at this time. The Northern Plains will be dry through much of the weekend with light showers in the west and north portions on Sunday. There will be scattered light showers moving across the N. Plains early next week. Highs Highs will be in the 60's and 70's the next few days, cooling to the upper 40's and 50's early next week.

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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