OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued very dry conditions in Argentina, and damaging dry winds across the Southern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
CONTINUED ARGENTINA DRYNESS
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for no significant changes to the overall dry pattern in Argentina. Dry or mostly dry weather and a variable temperature pattern remain in place. Stress to filling corn and soybeans continues with increasing crop losses expected.
BENEFICIAL BRAZIL PATTERN
In Brazil crop areas, a drier and hotter period developed in Mato Grosso during the past weekend and early this week. Showers increase later in the week. The pattern is more favorable for harvesting of soybeans and planting second-crop corn. Earlier-planted corn should benefit from adequate soil moisture after prior rains. Mostly favorable conditions for filling, maturing and early soybean harvest are in effect in southern Brazil.
WITHERING SOUTHERN PLAINS WIND
The Southern Plains region was buffeted by very strong winds Monday, with more on the way Tuesday. Red flag wildfire and high wind warnings continue for much of the region. Stress to wheat increases, especially in southwest and central areas where it has already been very dry this winter season, but possibly more widespread than that.
SPRING SNOW IN NORTHERN PLAINS
The Northern Plains continues to have an intense spring snowstorm, with moderate to heavy snowfall and strong winds leading to some blizzard conditions and road closures. The snowstorm has also affected western and northern sectors of the Midwest. Strong winds and snow Tuesday morning were prominent in western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeast South Dakota. Travel and transport will likely be greatly impacted in these areas. Stress to livestock increases as well, especially in areas of heavy snow and wind.
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