EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 4:40 PM CDT Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - Most areas were dry today with isolated showers in the east portion. Highs ranged from the upper 40's and 50's northeast half to the 70's far west. The latest European model looks about the same as the past run showing minor troughing moving through the Midwest the next couple days then ridging over the Midwest by the weekend with another brief period of troughing early next week followed by some ridging again mid to late next week. Overall, a warm pattern for the next ten days. Yesterday's crop progress report showed 31% of the corn crop harvested well below the 5 year average of 53%. IL and KS are leading the Midwest states in harvested corn with over 40% for IL and over 60% for KS.

MIDWEST 1 to 5 day - Showers will move into the far west tomorrow afternoon with dry weather elsewhere. These showers will affect the northwest half of the region tomorrow night into Thursday with .10-.50" rain amounts. Further east, any rainfall will be spotty as this system will weaken as it moves eastward. Dry weather otherwise for the Midwest through the weekend. Highs tomorrow will be in the 50's north-central through the eastern Cornbelt and range up to the low 70's far west. About the same for Thursday then warmer Friday into the weekend with weekend highs in the 60's east and 70's west.

MIDWEST 6 to 10 day - Above normal temps across the area with near normal rainfall for roughly the northwest 2/5 of the region and below normal elsewhere for October 27-31.

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


PLAINS WEATHER - Dry weather continued across the Plains region today with highs in the 70's and a few low 80's across most of the Plains, some 60's in the northeast portion of the Northern Plains. For the Southern Plains, the next system will bring some rainfall across this region overnight tonight into Thursday morning with amounts from .05-.50" then dry Thursday afternoon through the weekend. Tomorrow will be a little cooler with highs in the 70's, near 70 far north then warmer the rest of the week with highs mostly from 75 to 85 degrees. For the 6-10 day period, above normal temps across the region with near normal rainfall northwest third and below normal elsewhere.

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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