Commodities Market Impact Weather

Scattered South America Showers

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Scattered showers for South America crop areas and possible moisture in South Russia wheat areas are the primary features for the commodity market's attention Tuesday.

DRY MIDWEST PATTERN

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a mainly dry trend in the Midwest during the next week. Temperatures offer a chilly trend but not excessively cold for the season. Highest moisture chances are in the southern and eastern sectors of the region. Light snow is indicated in western areas during midweek.

SOUTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE BENEFIT

Southern Plains winter wheat has seen some benefit from recent precipitation. The Kansas rating notably is higher on a monthly basis than Dec. 1. However, much of the region remains in drought. Precipitation during the next week has a scattered pattern indicated.

LIGHT NORTHERN PLAINS SNOW

Light snow is set to cross the Northern Plains during the first half of the week. Moisture content of the snow will be low. Water year precipitation (the past three months) has been above normal in Montana. Elsewhere, precipitation totals are mostly less than half normal.

SCATTERED BRAZIL RAIN

Across Brazil, scattered showers are noted, but heavy amounts have been isolated in central Brazil. Row crop health in the region is mixed. Southern areas have seen more widespread crop health issues due to more stretches of dryness. The forecast offers more widespread showers over the south during the next week while scattered showers continue in central areas.

ARGENTINA SHOWER PROSPECTS

In Argentina, scattered showers have been noted early this week, but more long-standing dryness will follow for the rest of the week. Overall crop weather conditions are stressful to corn and soybeans. Forecast models do suggest more rain chances next week.

RUSSIA MOISTURE CHANCE

Wheat areas of South Russia have moderate to heavy rain and snow in the forecast during the next week. This would be useful moisture for wheat. The region had very dry conditions as wheat went into its dormant phase.

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

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