EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 5:05 PM CST Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MIDWEST U.S. - Highs today reached the 20's east to low 70's southwest, with mostly dry conditions. We used 9 ONI-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 showing a potential cooling trend. However, predictability was difficult due to much year-to-year variability. The one trend that stuck out amongst all those years was drier than normal conditions in the Ohio Valley and northern Delta. This pattern would allow for an earlier planting season in the southeastern Cornbelt.

1-5 day outlook(January 29-February 2) Temperatures will be above normal, except near to below normal far east. Precipitation will be near normal. Rain will affect northern and eastern areas tonight to Thursday night, changing to snow in northeastern areas late Thursday. Another system will bring mainly snow to the region from early Saturday morning to Monday. Snow totals could reach a few inches, with the highest amounts east and lowest amounts northwest. However, there is still much variability between models regarding potential snow totals. Highs Thursday will be in the upper 20's to low 50's; while highs Friday will be from near 20 to the 40's. Highs Saturday will be in the 20's to 40's; while highs Sunday will in the teens to 30's. Highs Monday will be in the teens to near 30.

6-10 day outlook(February 3-7) Temperatures will be below normal, except near to below normal far west. Precipitation will be mainly below normal.

11-15 day outlook(February 8-12) Temperatures will be above normal west and near to below normal east. Precipitation will be mostly near to below normal.





PLAINS WEATHER - Today, conditions were mostly dry, with some rain showers in the southern part of the Northern Plains. Rainfall totals generally stayed under .1 inches. Highs were in the upper 20's to 60's in the Northern Plains and in the 70's to mid 80's in the Southern Plains.

1-5 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal, except near normal far north. Precipitation will be above normal south and near to below normal north. Snow will end in the Northern Plains tonight, with rain moving into the Southern Plains early Friday to Sunday night. Light snow will affect the far Northeastern Plains Friday, with snow hitting the Northern Plains on Saturday and Sunday. Total rainfall will be .25-1 inch in most of the Southern Plains. Snow totals will reach 1+ inches in isolated parts of the Northern Plains, with accumulating snow possible in the TX Panhandle. There is no winterkill concern. Highs Thursday will be in the teens to 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 40's to 70's in the Southern Plains. 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 50's in the Southern Plains. Highs Sunday will be in the negative single digits to 20's in the Northern Plains and from near 30 to the 50'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 40'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 mainly above normal. Precipitation will be near 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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