Commodities Market Impact Weather

Beneficial Brazil Harvest Pattern

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Light rain in central Brazil favoring soybean harvest, and a continued dry outlook in Argentina, are key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

STILL WARM IN MIDWEST

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a dry trend in the Midwest with variable temperatures. A southern storm track suggests that the region will continue favorably drier during the next seven days, at least. The pattern turns much colder in the 10-14-day time frame.

SOUTHERN PLAINS SNOW

In the Southern Plains, moderate to heavy snow, ranging from 4 to 8 inches, occurred in western areas Monday night. This snow brings useful moisture for winter wheat. Temperatures are not low enough to cause stress to either wheat or livestock. In general, a more favorable weather pattern follows this snow. There is a suggestion of a cold wave developing during the extended time frame.

VARIABLE NORTHERN PLAINS FORECAST

Across the Northern Plains, mild conditions, with very warm conditions for the season, are indicated through the next five days. The 10-day pattern features a notably colder trend.

FAVORABLE BRAZIL HARVEST PATTERN

Across Brazil, light rain in central areas over the next week will be favorable for harvest progress due to only minor interruptions. Rain will focus in northeast areas, where dryness was most pronounced earlier this season.

SOUTHERN ARGENTINA DRYNESS

Argentina crop areas have mostly favorable weather for pollinating and filling corn and developing and filling soybeans in the major central growing areas. Southern sectors are drier, with very little rain indicated through the next week.

STILL MILD IN BLACK SEA REGION

In the Black Sea region, temperatures continue to be above normal, with no cold wave expected through the coming week.

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