Commodities Market Impact Weather

Forecast Favors Harvest

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Mostly dry conditions for Midwest harvest, and additional rain for soil moisture in Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.

COOL, DRY MIDWEST FORECAST

The DTN ag weather forecast continues to call for mainly dry conditions during the next 10 days. This trend will favor Midwest harvest. Temperatures will remain below normal, leading to slow drying in wettest areas.

MAINLY DRY IN SOUTHERN PLAINS

Across the Southern Plains, a cool but dry pattern is in store during the next week. Soil moisture is in good supply for the new winter wheat crop.

BENEFICIAL NORTHERN PLAINS TREND

In the Northern Plains, drier and milder conditions through early next week will favor harvest progress. No significant precipitation is indicated through the end of October.

UNFAVORABLE DELTA RAIN

In the Delta, harvest progress continues to be disrupted by rainfall. The rainy pattern is disrupting harvest and damaging crop quality. Rain may also hinder activity in at least the southern half of this region next week, possibly the entire region.

SOUTHEAST SHOWERS

In the southeastern U.S., scattered light rain showers are in store through the end of the week. The overall pattern favors recovery efforts in areas that were badly damaged by Hurricane Michael in the past week. Extensive crop loss has occurred in locales affected by the hurricane.

SHOWERS EASE IN WEST TEXAS

In west Texas, additional light rain is indicated through Friday. A drier pattern to improve harvest prospects is forecast through the weekend.

DRIER IN PRAIRIES

In the Canadian Prairies, a dry pattern through the weekend will favor harvest efforts.

CONTINUED BRAZIL RAIN

Brazil soybean areas have continued rain in store through the next week. Soil moisture is favorable for planting and early soybean development.

DRY EUROPE FORECAST

Primary wheat areas of Europe, from France east through Germany and Poland, have a dry and very warm forecast through the next week. Soil moisture is short in many areas due to summer drought.

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

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