Commodities Market Impact Weather

Rain Again for Midwest

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued wet Midwest conditions, and a benign trend in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.

MORE MIDWEST RAIN

The DTN ag weather forecast again features a wet pattern across the Midwest during the next week to 10 days. Moderate-to-heavy rain is likely, leading to renewed flooding in the wettest areas. Snow affected travel and transport in northwest to north-central areas during the weekend.

NORTHERN PLAINS COLD

In the Northern Plains, cold and unsettled conditions will disrupt and delay spring wheat and corn planting. Overnight snow and strong winds likely affect travel and transport in some areas early this week. Snow will melt during the coming days, leaving behind wet field conditions.

RAIN FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS

The Southern Plains region has adequate to surplus soil moisture for developing winter wheat and for dryland cotton. The week will see additional thunderstorms, which will maintain adequate-to-surplus soil moisture for winter and spring crops.

DRY WEEKEND IN DELTA

Delta crop areas were dry and warm during the past weekend. The dry pattern continues early this week, which is favorable for planting. Rain is expected to return to the region beginning Wednesday and Thursday and continue in that trend through the 10-day period.

WEEKEND PRAIRIES SNOW

Moderate to locally heavy snow occurred in portions of the southern Canadian Prairies during the past weekend. The snow and cold weather will hinder fieldwork. However, the moisture from the snowfall is welcome due to very dry conditions going into late spring.

BENIGN CENTRAL BRAZIL TREND

In central Brazil, seasonal temperatures and periodic showers are beneficial for the filling stage of second-crop corn (safrinha).

FAVORABLE IN CENTRAL ARGENTINA

Central Argentina crop areas will have variable temperatures with light rain during the coming week. There are no significant concerns for mature crops and harvesting. This pattern is also favorable for wheat.

PERIODIC BLACK SEA SHOWERS

Black Sea region crop-producing areas have more rainfall during the 10-day period, maintaining favorable growing conditions for winter grains and providing favorable moisture for planting spring grains and oilseeds.

LIMITED AUSTRALIA RAIN

In eastern Australia, showers are in store for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales this week. Local areas may see significant rainfall totals, 0.50 inch or more. At least a few significant showers will reach to southern Queensland at the end of the week. However, more rain will be needed to ensure favorable germination and early development after planting.

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

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