EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 4:25 PM CST Thursday, December 18, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - Highs today reached the 20's and 30's. There were light snow showers in eastern areas that generally accumulated to less than 1 inch. The current US Drought Monitor Report shows that abnormally dry conditions spread northeastward from Arkansas to the Mississippi and Ohio river intersection. Also, most of the exceptional drought area in northern CA improved to extreme drought conditions.

1-5 day outlook(December 19-23) Temperatures will be above normal. Precipitation will be below normal, except near normal northwest. Light snow showers are possible in the far southeastern Midwest Friday night and early Saturday. Rain/snow will develop on Sunday and overspread the Midwest Monday and Tuesday. Total precipitation will be .1-.25+ inches, with the highest amounts in eastern and northern areas. Total snowfall will be 1-2 inches in far northwestern areas. Highs Friday will be in the upper 20's to near 40; while highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the 30's to mid 40's. Highs Monday will be in the mid 30's to 40's; while highs Tuesday will be in the upper 20's to 40's.

6-10 day outlook(December 24-28) Temperatures will be above normal, except near normal far west. Precipitation will be above normal, except near normal far south.

11-15 day outlook(December 29-January 2) Temperatures will be below normal. Precipitation will be mostly near to below normal.

PLAINS WEATHER - Today, conditions were mostly dry other than for light rain showers in eastern TX. Highs were in the upper teens to 30's in the Northern Plains and in the 30's to 60's in the Southern Plains.

1-5 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal. Precipitation will be above normal far south, near normal north, and below normal elsewhere. Rain will move across the southern part of the Southern Plains Friday. Saturday will be dry, before scattered rain/snow showers develop across the Plains Sunday to Tuesday. Total precipitation will be up to 1 inch in the far Southeastern Plains and less than .25 inches elsewhere. Snow totals will be around 1-2 inches in the far Northern and Northeastern Plains. Highs Friday will be in the 20's to low 40's in the Northern Plains and in the mid 30's to mid 50's in the Southern Plains. Highs Saturday will be in the 20's to low 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 40's and 50's in the Southern Plains. Highs Sunday will be in the 30's and 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 40's to near 60 in the Southern Plains. Highs Monday will be in the upper 20's to 40's in the Northern Plains and in the 40's to 60's in the Southern Plains. Highs Tuesday will be in the 20's to near 40 in the Northern Plains and in the 40's to low 60's in the Southern Plains.

6-10 day outlook Temperatures will be above normal south and below normal north. Precipitation will be above normal in the northern 2/3 of the Plains and below normal south.

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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