Commodities Market Impact Weather

Northern Moisture Watch

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , Ag Meteorologist Emeritus
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Central crop area precipitation chances, including the very dry Northern Plains, and scattered rain in Brazil are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Monday.

RAIN FOR WESTERN MIDWEST

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for the coming week to feature beneficial precipitation in the western Midwest. The western sector of the region had areas of rain during the past weekend. Showers will continue across the west this week but will have a harder time making it farther east until a front drops south next week. Above-normal temperatures will accompany the showers. This combination is beneficial for developing corn and soybeans.

MORE SOUTHERN PLAINS RAINFALL

Southern Plains crop areas had scattered rain showers during the past weekend in many areas. That action looks to continue for at least the next week, even across the drier west. All developing crops will benefit from the increasing moisture.

NORTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE WATCH

In the Northern Plains, the forecast brings increasing showers for late in the week and through much of next week. This should help to ease drought conditions, benefiting developing crops and increasing soil moisture. Temperatures may go below normal for several days and there is a risk of snow across Montana.

STORMS FOR DELTA

The Delta has a stormy pattern during the first half of the week. Drier and warmer conditions are in store during the last half of the week, benefiting developing soybeans and cotton.

DRIER WEEK IN SOUTHEAST

The southeastern U.S. has a mainly dry week ahead with warm weather. Crop progress will be favorable due to adequate soil moisture and the mild conditions.

PRAIRIES MOISTURE CHANCE

The Canadian Prairies have dry and warm conditions during the first half of the week. This combination is warming the soils but is also continuing drought stress. The middle of the week brings in some cooler conditions but will also bring chances for more widespread showers, including some snow. This brings mixed conditions for planting and germinating crops, but the moisture will be very welcome.

MINIMAL BRAZIL RAINFALL

Brazil's winter corn areas continue with a mainly dry pattern and minimal precipitation. The past five days did bring some light rainfall to south-central areas. Elsewhere, heat and dryness continue with poor conditions for developing to reproductive corn. A front will move into southern areas either Friday or Saturday with some decent showers for southern areas. As the front works northward, the chances for rainfall will diminish rapidly. Another front may come to southern areas early next week.

MIXED ARGENTINA PRECIPITATION

Central Argentina crop areas were dry over the past weekend, which favored row crop harvest. The pattern turns to one featuring more frequent showers during mid to late week.

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

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