Market Impact Weather

Frost-Free Temperatures

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By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
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OMAHA (DTN) — Temperatures remaining above the freeze level over the central U.S., and a continued high chance for rain in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.

SHORT-TERM MIDWEST HARVEST DELAYS

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for wet conditions in the western Midwest to cause short-term disruptions in harvest. Generally favorable harvest conditions otherwise are expected during the next 10 days. Showers will help recharge soil moisture. No damaging cold is expected.

MORE RAIN ACROSS SOUTHERN PLAINS

In the Southern Plains, additional rain this week is very timely and beneficial to winter wheat planting and development.

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BENEFICIAL DELTA PATTERN

The Delta and Southeast have favorable dry and mild conditions for ripening crops and harvest through the next week.

MORE SHOWERS IN NORTHERN PLAINS

In the Northern Plains, rain this week will disrupt early harvest but provide some soil moisture along with easing of extreme drought conditions. No damaging cold weather is expected this week.

PROMISING BRAZIL RAIN CHANCE

Scattered showers are expected to develop in central Brazil later in the week, followed by the prospect of significant rainfall later this weekend or early next week. This more-frequent shower pattern is promising for soil moisture improvement to support planting and early soybean growth.

AUSTRALIA HEAT AND DRYNESS

Dry and hot conditions increase stress on reproductive to filling wheat in east-central Australia. Production losses are expected. Planting progress for sorghum and cotton is also being affected. Little rainfall is expected in this region during the next five days.

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

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