Commodities Market Impact Weather

Minimal Argentina Precipitation

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Prospects for very little precipitation in Argentina during the next 10 days and continued moderate to heavy rain in the central Brazil forecast are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Friday.

LIGHT MIDWEST MOISTURE

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a couple of weak weather systems to move through the Midwest during the next week with mainly light precipitation, mostly in the southern and eastern sectors of the region. Drier sections in the west may receive some precipitation, but not enough to ease ongoing drought.

CONTINUED DROUGHT IN SOUTHERN PLAINS

In the Southern Plains, drought areas of the western half of the region have very little precipitation in the forecast over the next week. Models are trending toward a drier solution for the next week as systems are not coming together. Drought conditions should continue to build.

MORE DRYNESS FOR NORTHERN PLAINS

The Northern Plains will have a brief round of cooler conditions during the weekend; however, the pattern turns back to above normal values during next week. Dryness and drought continue in the region as we head toward spring.

RENEWED HEAVY CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN PROSPECT

Heavy seven- to 10-day rainfall is returning to the central Brazil forecast. This keeps soybean harvest and second-crop corn planting delayed. Southern Brazil has a brief dose of rain in its five-day forecast. However, this does not suggest a change in prevailing drier weather conditions.

MAINLY DRY IN ARGENTINA

Argentina's primary crop areas have a mainly dry pattern in the 10-day forecast. The is a concern for filling corn and soybeans. Some showers may develop in western areas next week, but the overall outlook is dry.

PROMISING AUSTRALIA RAIN FORECAST

Eastern Australia is projected to have high chances at above-normal precipitation during the March-April-May time frame. This suggestion offers a favorable outlook for planting the next wheat crop.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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