EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 5:05 PM CST Thursday, January 29, 2015

MIDWEST U.S. - Highs today reached the mid 20's north to 50's south, with light snow/rain across north-central and northeastern areas. There was less than 1 inch of snow in most locations. We utilized 7 SOI-based analog years to help create our spring forecast. Temperature and precipitation composite maps of those analog years showed interesting trends. Most of the growing areas had near normal temperatures on average, with TX and the Northern Plains showing a cooling trend and the southeastern Cornbelt showing a warming trend. The most notable feature on those maps was the area of below normal precipitation in the Delta, Ohio Valley, and southeastern Cornbelt, which would aid early planting. Areas farther northwest showed slightly wetter than normal signals.

1-5 day outlook(January 30-February 3) Temperatures will be near to above normal west and below normal far east. Precipitation will be above normal, except near to below normal north. Rain will affect central and western areas Friday night to Saturday, changing to snow and spreading to eastern areas late Saturday. This system will continuing producing snow and depart from west to east Sunday night to late Monday. Light snow showers will develop in the northern Cornbelt Monday night, before a system gives snow to the western and central Cornbelts Tuesday. Snow totals will reach up to a few inches, with the highest amounts east. There will be up to .5+ inches of rain Friday night and Saturday in southwestern areas before the change-over to snow/mixed precipitation. Highs Friday will be from near 20 to the low 40's; while highs Saturday will be in the upper 20's to 40's. Highs Sunday will in the teens to 30's; while highs Monday will be in the teens to near 30. Highs Tuesday will be in the 20's to low 40's.

6-10 day outlook(February 4-8) Temperatures will be below normal, except near to below normal far west. Precipitation will be mostly below normal.

11-15 day outlook(February 9-13) Temperatures will be above normal west and near normal east. Precipitation will be mostly below normal, except near normal far east.





PLAINS WEATHER - Today, conditions were mostly dry, with isolated drizzle in the TX Panhandle. Highs were in the upper single digits to 40's in the Northern Plains and in the upper 40's to 70's in the Southern Plains.

1-5 day outlook Temperatures will be near to above normal, except below normal far north and southwest. Precipitation will be near to above normal, except below normal northeast. Rain will move into the Southern Plains early Friday to Sunday night. Rain will hit the Central Plains late Friday to Saturday, turning to snow Saturday night and Sunday. Light snow will affect the far Northeastern Plains Friday, with snow hitting the Northern Plains on Saturday and Sunday. Snow will affect the Northern Plains and rain will affect the Southeastern Plains Monday night and Tuesday. Total rainfall will be .25-.75 inches in most of the Southern Plains. There will be light snow totals across the northern half of the Plains and near the western edge of the TX Panhandle. There is no winterkill concern. Highs Friday will be in the 20's to near 50 in the Northern Plains and in the 40's and 50's in the Southern Plains. Highs Saturday will be in the negative single digits to 30's in the Northern Plains and in the 30's to near 60 in the Southern Plains. Highs Sunday will be in the negative single digits to 20's in the Northern Plains and in the mid 20's to 60's in the Southern Plains. Highs Monday will be in the teens to 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 20's to near 50 in the Southern Plains. Highs Tuesday will be in the single digits to near 40 in the Northern Plains and from near 40 to the 60's in the Southern Plains.

6-10 day outlook Temperatures will be below normal south and north and near to above normal west. Precipitation will be below normal, except closer to normal in the Northwestern Plains.

11-15 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal north and near normal south. Precipitation will be near to above normal.

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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