Commodities Market Impact Weather

Possible Argentina Rain

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Rain prospects for central Argentina and variable precipitation across Brazil are the primary features for the commodity market's attention Wednesday.

LIMITED MIDWEST MOISTURE

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for limited precipitation across the Midwest through the next seven days. Temperatures offer a chilly trend but not excessively cold for the season. A possible clipper system may bring some wintry precipitation and briefly colder conditions over northern and eastern areas during the 10-day period.

WARM AND DRY IN SOUTHERN PLAINS

Warm and dry conditions are indicated across the Southern Plains during the next week to 10 days. Dry conditions remain in effect over a significant portion of the winter wheat belt.

MILD NORTHERN PLAINS TEMPERATURES

Northern Plains temperatures continue to run above normal for the season. This pattern is also accompanied by little to no precipitation during the next week to 10 days. The region has turned notably drier during the last few weeks of 2020 into the start of 2021, especially in the Dakotas.

VARIABLE BRAZIL RAIN

Across Brazil, rainfall totals continue to be variable. Most primary row crop areas in central and southern Brazil have seen below-average rainfall with dryness stress. The forecast calls for this variability to continue. Heavy totals are indicated for coffee areas in southeastern Brazil, but only light to moderate totals in central and southern states.

MARGINAL ARGENTINA RAIN BENEFIT

In Argentina, forecast models suggest moderate rainfall totals during the next 10 days in central crop areas. However, benefit to pollinating corn is expected to be marginal.

LIGHT RUSSIA PRECIPITATION

Updated forecasts for South Russia wheat areas indicate only light precipitation during the next week. Wheat crop benefit may be limited as a result of this reduced precipitation.

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

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