EVENING WEATHER UPDATE - 4:50 PM CDT Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MIDWEST U.S. - Most of the region was dry today, but showers moved into the far west, mainly eastern parts of SD and NE. Highs today were in the 50's east and 60's/70's west. The latest European model looks similar to the past run showing some ridging in the upper air pattern this weekend followed by some cooling early next week, but no cooler than normal, then showing a warmer trend again for days 8 to 10 with some ridging returning over the Midwest at this time. The latest crop progress report shows 76% of the winter wheat planted now, up from 68% last week and just short of the 5 year average of 77%.

MIDWEST 1 to 5 day - Showers will continue to move eastward tonight and Thursday through the northwest half of the Cornbelt with general .10-.50 rain amounts. As this system moves further east it will start to weaken, therefore only light and more spotty rain elsewhere from this system. Otherwise it looks mainly dry through the weekend. Some northwest and north-central areas may have light rain Sunday night into Monday with some showers across the western Cornbelt on Tuesday. Highs will be in the 50's north portion to the 70's southwest and far south tomorrow and mostly 60's and 70's this weekend.

MIDWEST 6 to 10 day - Mostly above normal temps with near normal far northwest for October 28-November 1. Rainfall will be above normal in southeast MN, northeast IA, and west-central WI. near normal rain in the rest of the northwest half of the Cornbelt with below normal southeast half.

MIDWEST 11 to 15 day - Near normal temps and rainfall at this time.


PLAINS WEATHER - Showers fell in the eastern 2/3 of the Southern Plains with most rain amounts in the .10-.50" range. Also, there was some rain in the Northern Plains, mostly in the east portion with most amounts less than a quarter inch. Highs today in the Southern Plains were in the upper 60's and 70's and mostly 60's in the Northern Plains. For the Southern Plains, rainfall will continue in the east portion into tomorrow morning, otherwise it looks dry into next Monday with the next rain chance Monday night into Tuesday. Highs will be mostly 70's tomorrow, near 80 far south. Highs Friday and the weekend will be in the 75-85 degree range. For the 6-10 day outlook, mostly above normal temps with near normal far northwest. near normal rainfall in the north portion and below normal rain elsewhere. The Northern Plains will be dry tomorrow as rainfall in the east moves out overnight. Dry weather will continue into much of the weekend then light rain will move into western areas on Sunday. Highs will be mostly 60's and 70's through Sunday, a little cooler in the far west on Sunday.

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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