John Baranick

DTN Meteorologist
John Baranick

John Baranick graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's of science degree in meteorology and a minor in agronomy. He has been a meteorologist with DTN since 2011.

John uses his forecasts to comment on its impacts to different industries and helping customers make important business decisions. His comments have been received by clients in the aviation, transportation, energy, and agriculture industries worldwide.

John works out of the Burnsville, Minnesota, office.

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  • The precipitation forecast across Brazil for the next two weeks is showing a very stark contrast from north to south as early planted crops get into reproductive stages of growth. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    Precipitation during the next several weeks is going to be paramount to the record production forecast for Brazil soybeans as they enter flowering stages of growth. Full-season corn is also hoping for good rains as it enters...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Growing drought in the southwestern Plains and dryness in portions of Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • DTN Ag Weather Brief

    A weak system is bringing some showers to the northern Midwest on Friday. The cold front to the system is pushing through the Plains and Midwest and bringing near-record temperatures down several degrees, but temperatures are...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Growing drought in the southwestern Plains, dryness in portions of Argentina and southern Brazil, and more showers in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Continued dryness in the southwestern Plains, dryness in Argentina and southern Brazil, and yet more showers in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • The typical storm track across North America for the next week will flow between a ridge of high pressure in the West and a trough of low pressure in the East. (Tropical Tidbits graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Several small disturbances will move across the northern tier of the U.S. and southern Canada for the next week.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A stable but active pattern in the United States, dryness in Argentina and southern Brazil, and more showers in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A stable but active pattern in the United States, dryness in Argentina and southern Brazil, and continued showers in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are forecast by the American CFS model to be below normal in the December-through-February time frame, indicating La Nina conditions. (NOAA graphic)

    Best Blog of the Week

    The Australia Bureau of Meteorology declared La Nina to be in effect on Nov. 23. With both the Australians and Americans agreeing on the state of ocean temperatures in the Pacific, the focus turns toward the impact on worldwide...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A briefly stable pattern in the United States, periods of showers across South America, and heavy rain in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A briefly stable pattern in the United States, showers across South America, and heavy rain in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are forecast by the American CFS model to be below normal in the December-through-February time frame, indicating La Nina conditions. (NOAA graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    The Australia Bureau of Meteorology declared La Nina to be in effect on Nov. 23. With both the Australians and Americans agreeing on the state of ocean temperatures in the Pacific, the focus turns toward the impact on worldwide...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    The worldwide impacts of the official classification of La Nina by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Limited showers across the United States, La Nina-type conditions for Argentina and southern Brazil, and heavy rain in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • The Tank Hill underpass on Highway 1 was one of several locations to see mudslides destroy roads and rails in British Columbia Nov. 14-16, essentially cutting off Vancouver and its port from the rest of Canada. (British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

    Record Rainfall Impact on W. Canada

    An atmospheric river event brought record rainfall to British Columbia and meaningful snow to the Canadian Prairies, with myriad impacts for agriculture and transport.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern through the United States, a return to more La Nina-type conditions for Argentina and southern Brazil, and soggy fields in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern through the United States and a return to more La Nina-type conditions for Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern through the United States and a return to more La Nina-type conditions for Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern through the United States and drier conditions coming to Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern through the U.S. and drier conditions coming to Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A dwindling large storm in the United States, a clipper system bringing a band of snow this weekend, and favorable rains in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A large storm that continues to bring major weather impacts across the United States and better-than-normal rainfall in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A large storm that will have major weather impacts across the Eastern U.S. and better than normal rainfall in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Storm systems moving through this month are likely to hold up remaining harvest and fall fieldwork operations. (DTN file photo by Pamela Smith)

    Ag Weather Forum

    October was a very warm month overall, but November is already having its ups and downs. That fall-like pattern looks to continue for the rest of the month.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A large storm that will move through the United States and mostly favorable conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A large storm that will move through the United States and mostly favorable conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A large storm forecast for next week in the United States, the end of a good rainfall pattern in Argentina, and wet conditions for wheat harvest in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Colder weather moderating through the United States, the end of a good rainfall pattern in Argentina, and wet conditions for wheat harvest in eastern Australia are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Lower temperatures spreading south through the eastern United States and the end of good rain coming to Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Cold weather will have a grip on much of the eastern half of the country for the next several days. (DTN graphic)

    Cold Weather Settles Into Eastern US

    A strong cold front with the coldest air of the season to date is settling in across the eastern half of the U.S. Widespread frosts and freezes will continue for much of the week before temperatures moderate.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Lower temperatures settling in across the eastern U.S. and good chances and coverage of rain in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Lower temperatures across the United States and good chances and coverage of rain in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Muddy fields can cause all sorts of issues for farmers, ranging from ruts to delaying harvest. (DTN file photo)

    What Influences Those Wet Fields?

    Rain has saturated and sometimes flooded soils during the last two weeks, making it difficult to harvest effectively. How does soil dry out and what determines its drainage speed? And how is it different from spring to fall?

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers causing harvest delays in the Eastern Corn Belt, a push of cold air this weekend and next week, and good chances and coverage of rain in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A system moving across the United States with widespread rain and wind hazards, and increasing chances for rain in Argentina, are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong system moving across the United States and increasing chances for Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Rainfall during the weekend was significant for a large portion of the Corn Belt. (DTN graphic)

    Heavy Rain's Impact on Crop Harvest

    A system during the weekend brought widespread heavy rain to much of the Corn Belt and another moving through this week will add to the totals, keep soils wet, and delay the corn and soybean harvest. A mix of adverse conditions...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong system moving across the United States, along with the continued La Nina pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rain across the West and Eastern Corn Belt, along with the continued La Nina pattern in South America, are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers expected for the Pacific Northwest and Corn Belt, along with the continued La Nina pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers expected for the Corn Belt, along with the continued La Nina pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers across the Corn Belt along with the continued La Nina pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • While a couple of areas may see some harvest delays during the next week, progress should advance nicely. Madison Mackley of Winona, Kansas, submitted this photo for DTN's #MyHarvest21 photo contest. Have any harvest photos you want to share? You can enter the contest for the chance to win gift cards, canvases and your photo in the Progressive Farmer magazine. For complete rules and to upload photos, go to https://dtn.link/dt9beh. The deadline for entries is Oct. 30. (Photo by Madison Mackley)

    More Active Weather Pattern Next Week

    A system will move through the Corn Belt this week and produce some locally moderate rainfall. Additional moderate rainfall will be possible across the southern Corn Belt this weekend into next week. But, overall, harvest should...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A small system moving through the Corn Belt this week along with a La Nina type pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A system moving through the Corn Belt this week along with a La Nina type pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Dryness across Argentina, like that experienced during the last month, is typical of La Nina spring in South America. Southern Brazil is usually affected as well, but has not seen the dryness as much. (DTN graphic)

    La Nina's Impact on Argentina, Brazil

    It has taken a while, but the Pacific Ocean has started to influence the weather pattern in South America like we expect.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers clearing the U.S. along with a La Nina type pattern in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers from Texas to the eastern Midwest along with mixed conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong storm system with far-reaching impacts to the United States and rainfall patterns in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • A strong storm system will bring multiple effects for agriculture across the U.S. during the next several days. (DTN graphic)

    Moderate to Heavy Precipitation Ahead

    After two systems brought some severe weather and moderate to heavy rains across the Plains and Midwest the last couple of days, the next one will cover a much broader area with more significant impacts.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong storm system with myriad impacts to the United States and rainfall patterns in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Widespread rainfall across the United States and South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Heavy rainfall will only be part of the impact that a storm system will have on the Plains and western Midwest in the middle of next week. (DTN graphic)

    Three Storms to Watch in Week Ahead

    A series of three storm systems will bring a bevy of agricultural impacts to the Plains and western Midwest, culminating in a major storm in the middle of next week.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A series of three storm systems set to move through the middle of the country and mixed weather conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Several storm systems set to move through the country and favorable planting conditions in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Storm systems starting to bring more rain east of the Rockies and favorable planting conditions in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Showers along and east of the Mississippi River, and the generally favorable planting conditions in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Showers east of the Mississippi River, and the generally favorable planting conditions in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Showers spreading from the Plains through the Midwest and the generally favorable conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Showers spreading from the Plains into the Midwest and the generally favorable conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Developing showers in the Plains and eventually the Corn Belt along with mostly beneficial weather conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • A subtle upper-level disturbance (circled) works underneath a strong ridge over Hudson Bay in Canada on Oct. 3, bringing showers to the Midwest. (Tropical Tidbits graphic)

    Ridge Shows Signs of Weakness

    A strong ridge of high pressure developing from Hudson Bay down into the Midwest will create a block for a trough of low pressure in western North America. But a weakness on the southern end of this ridge will allow a system to...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Periods of showers slowly moving through the Plains and Corn Belt along with widespread beneficial weather conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Hot and dry conditions early this week that will change to showery weather at least in the Plains and more active weather across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drying conditions with increasing temperatures across the U.S. and better planting conditions in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Favorable harvest weather in the U.S. and planting weather in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heavy rain across the eastern Midwest but drying conditions to the west and the start of central Brazil's wet season are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm bringing pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall over eastern production areas and the potential start of central Brazil's wet season are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm that will bring some moderate rainfall to the Corn Belt this week and the potential start of central Brazil's wet season are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm system that could bring heavy rain to the Corn Belt next week and a delay in the start of central Brazil's wet season are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern with potential for heavy rain next week across the Corn Belt, heavy rainfall in Louisiana and a stalled front in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern with potential for heavy rain next week across the Corn Belt, Tropical Depression Nicholas' heavy rainfall for Louisiana and a stalled front in Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern bringing periods of showers across the Corn Belt, Tropical Storm Nicholas' potential impact to the Delta and recovery efforts, and wet weather in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern bringing periods of showers across the Corn Belt, Tropical Storm Nicholas' potential impact to the Delta and recovery efforts and wet weather in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's...

  • The summer of 2021 was the hottest on record with large portions of the country seeing their hottest summer ever, particularly in the West. (NOAA graphic)

    Summer 2021 Heat Tops Dust Bowl

    Hot weather across the U.S. from June through August just barely edged out 1936 as the hottest summer on record. 1936 was the heart of the Dust Bowl, and the record stood for 85 years before falling this year.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drier and warmer conditions across much of the United States and improving conditions across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drier and warmer conditions across much of the United States and improving conditions across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drier conditions across much of the U.S. and wetter conditions across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drier conditions across much of the United States outside of the Midwest and wetter across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.