EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 4:50 PM CST Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MIDWEST U.S. - Today, far southeastern areas received persistent precipitation. Rain changed to snow from southern IL to southwestern IN, with rain still falling in southeastern IN and southwestern OH. Total snowfall was 2-6+ inches within 100 miles north of the OH river in extreme southern IN and extreme southwestern IN. Up to .5+ inches of rainfall fell in southeastern IN and southwestern OH. Also, there were isolated flurries in other locations. Highs ranged from the upper single digits to 20's northwest to the 20's and 30's southeast.

1-5 day outlook(March 5-9) Temperatures will be overall below normal. Precipitation will be near to above normal far southeast and below normal elsewhere. All far southeastern areas should be seeing snow by late evening, which will last to Thursday. Another 1-5+ inches of snow is likely within 100 miles of the Ohio River. Also, there are chances of rain/snow in northern areas Friday night to early Saturday and Saturday night to Sunday night. Only very light snow/rain totals are expected from the weekend systems. Highs will be in the upper single digits to 30's Thursday, mid teens to 50's Friday, 30's to 50's Saturday, and 30's to near 60 Sunday, and 30's to 60's Monday.

6-10 day outlook(March 10-14) Temperatures will be mainly above normal. Precipitation will be below normal.

11-15 day outlook(March 15-19) Temperatures will be above normal. Precipitation will be mainly near to above normal.



PLAINS WEATHER - Today, there was precipitation in the Southern Plains. Most areas saw snow, with the rain/snow line moving west to east as the day progressed. Most areas saw 1-3 inches of snow/sleet and up to .2 inches of ice. Total rainfall in areas in southeastern OK and central and southern TX was up to .25+ inches. Highs reached the negative single digits to 20's in the Northern Plains and in the 20's and 30's, reaching 80 southeast, in the Southern Plains. There are no major changes in the 1-5 day rainfall forecast for the Southern Plains. For 6-10 day rainfall, there is model disagreement on the potential of decreased rain chances in the far Southeastern Plains. The 12Z ECMWF-EPS is indicating greater rainfall in the Southern Plains for the 11-15 day period, whereas the 12Z GFS is indicating less rainfall. It would be wise to verify consistency after another few model runs. Also, slightly warmer temperatures are predicted by the 12Z ECMWF model for the 1-5 day period, but with not as much as a difference as the 00Z ECMWF model showed. The 12Z ECMWF model is predicting warmer temperatures in the 6-10 day period, which disagrees with the 12Z GFS prediction of cooler temperatures. There are no major changes from the 00Z-12Z ECMWF for the 11-15 day period, with slightly warmer temperatures predicted in KS and the GFS not seeming very reliable at this time period.

1-5 day outlook Temperatures will be overall below normal south and near to above normal north. Precipitation will be below normal, except near to above normal far south. The current system will continue affecting the Southern Plains through Thursday midday, with all but far southern areas seeing frozen precipitation. 1-4 inches of snow will fall in southern and eastern parts of the Southern Plains. There will be rain/snow chances in the Northeastern Plains late Friday to Friday night and Saturday night to early Sunday. Also, there will be rain chances in the Southern Plains this weekend, particularly in TX, with rain chances extending northward Sunday. Total precipitation will be .1-.5+ inches in the Southeastern to South-central Plains. Winterkill potential appears low tonight, with lows in western NE and eastern CO expected to stay in the single digits. There are no other winterkill concerns for the five day period. Wednesday night, there is also slight winterkill concern in the same areas, but temperatures should mostly remain above 0. Highs Thursday will be in the teens to 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 30's and 40's in the Southern Plains. Highs Friday and Saturday will be from near 30 to the 50's in the Northern Plains and in the 40's to low 60's in the Southern Plains. Highs Sunday will be in the 30's to 50's in the Northern Plains and in the mid 40's to 60's in the Southern Plains. Highs Monday will be in the mid 40's to 60's in the Plains.

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

11-15 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal, except near to below normal far southwest. Precipitation will be mainly 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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