Last week's crop conditions:
Early harvest weather for corn and beans is good this week.
Zero chance for an early freeze in September.
Freeze dates in the Midwest
Started by metmike - Aug. 22, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
The pattern change coming up next week will help the Winter Wheat crop to become better established before going dormant late Nov/early Dec.
This should also help to provide some runoff to the Mississippi River basin that helps the river to rebound from extremely low levels, which will be good for barge traffic(to transport grains south to the Gulf Coastal ports).
All the weather here:
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We remember how low the levels got last year:
Mississippi River record-low water levels ease some, but long-term forecast is dryhttps://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/10/mississippi-river-record-low-water-levels-ease-some-but-long-term-forecast-is-dry/
The latest 7 day precip forecasts are below.
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These maps sometimes take a day to catch up to incorporate the latest data(the bottom map is only updated once a week).
Updated daily below:
Last week, September 12, 2023
DROUGHT MONITOR NOVEMBER 1, 2022
The severe drought in the Southwest to N. Plains was wiped out this year from the El Nino.
Drought monitor previous years: You can see the natural La Niña, (cold water-in the tropical Pacific)causing the drought! Starting in 2020, then worsening for 2+ years!
Here's the complete USDA report. Nothing significant.
I included this last graphic from the NOAA El Nino discussion to show how dry it's been in the Midwest the past month.
Here in Southwest IN, our last rain was 29 days ago at 1.5 inches and was sort of a lucky fluke. Missing that one would have meant 6 weeks since the last rain!