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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  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Showers creating more planting delays in the U.S., dry conditions and frost risks in Brazil, and a heatwave in western Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong, cold system moving through the country later this week, dry conditions and frost risks in Brazil, and a heatwave in western Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    More active and widespread periods of showers across the Corn Belt and Northern Plains, dry conditions and frost risks in Brazil, and a heatwave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Wetter conditions with severe weather continuing in the northwestern Corn Belt but hot and dry conditions elsewhere, dry conditions in central Brazil, and a heat wave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Wetter conditions continuing in the northwestern Corn Belt but hot and dry conditions elsewhere, dry conditions in central Brazil, and a heat wave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • DTN Ag Weather Brief

    After a day's break in the north-central U.S., scattered showers and thunderstorms return to the region on Wednesday, making planting more difficult. A zone of showers and thunderstorms will also develop across the Plains from...

  • While planting progress is likely to advance significantly across a good portion of the Corn Belt this week, the precipitation forecast by the Global Forecast System (GFS) for next week looks like it could slow down progress as some Corn Belt areas may have multiple chances at precipitation. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    An upper-level ridge of high pressure across the eastern half of the country is keeping much of the Eastern Corn Belt, Delta and Southeast hot and dry this week. That favors a widespread rapid planting pace. But that window will...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Wetter conditions continuing in the northwestern Corn Belt but hot and dry conditions elsewhere, dry conditions in central Brazil, and a heat wave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drier weather for portions of the Corn Belt, dry conditions in central Brazil, and a heat wave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Weekly rainfall anomalies forecast by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model suggest it will be difficult to plant for much of the country outside of the Northern Plains. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Active weather will bring two storm system from the Central and Southern Plains through the Midwest this week. That will lead to bouts of moderate to heavy precipitation and severe weather...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Widespread precipitation this week across much of the United States and declining soil moisture in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Monday.

  • Outside of a few spotty showers, there has been almost no rain to fall in central Brazil since at least April 18 (left). On the right, showing the primary safrinha (second-crop) corn growing areas in Brazil. (USDA graphics)

    Brazil Safrinha Corn Lacks Rain

    The lack of rain since April 16 and limited rainfall for a few weeks prior has soil moisture at critical levels for parts of the primary safrinha (second-crop) corn growing areas in central Brazil. The early start to the dry season...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern for the next week and declining soil moisture in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern that has missed the Central and Southern Plains where drought has increased and declining soil moisture in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Averages for the month of May contend that it will be colder than normal across the Northern Plains back through the Canadian Prairies and Pacific Northwest (top), while the active pattern should keep it wetter for much of the country outside of the southeastern Plains and Southeast (bottom). (DTN graphics)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Wet and cold conditions have kept spring planting very slow for much of the country. That pattern continues for the first half of May, with somewhat of a late turnaround to close out the month. The pattern should continue to...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    More periods of showers moving through the U.S. and decreasing soil moisture across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    More periods of showers moving through the U.S. and decreasing soil moisture across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    More periods of showers moving through the U.S. and decreasing soil moisture across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Another blizzard in the Northern Plains, widespread rains elsewhere in the United States, and decreasing soil moisture across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Friday.

  • Moderate to heavy rainfall will come in waves across Argentina and southern Brazil through the end of April. (DTN graphic)

    Variable Rains for South America Wheat

    While dryness will hurt corn in central Brazil for the foreseeable future, increased precipitation in southern Brazil and Argentina during the next 10 days should put wheat into a good situation prior to winter.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drought worsening through much of the U.S. Plains and decreasing soil moisture across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Weather-induced planting delays in the U.S. and dryness across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Weather-induced planting delays in the U.S. and dryness across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Continued active weather in the U.S. and dryness across central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Continued active weather in the U.S., but not for HRW wheat, and the early end of the wet season in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Continued active weather in the U.S., but not for HRW wheat, and the early end of the wet season in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active week of weather in the United States, but not for HRW wheat, and the end of the wet season in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active week of weather in the U.S., but not for HRW wheat, and the end of the wet season in central Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active period of weather in the U.S., but not for HRW wheat, and dryness continuing in central Brazil, are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active period of weather in the U.S., but not for HRW wheat, and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil, but not in central Brazil, are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active period of weather in the U.S., but not for HRW wheat, and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil, but not in central Brazil, are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active period of weather in the U.S. and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Showers continuing but missing a lot of HRW wheat areas in the U.S. and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Precipitation in April is forecast to be below normal for a large portion of central Brazil. (DTN graphic)

    Brazil Long-Range Rain Forecast

    The safrinha (second-season) corn crop in Brazil has gotten off to a good start. But there are concerns that linger for the remainder of the season.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Recent heavy rainfall in the Midwest and Delta and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heavy rainfall in the Midwest and Delta, severe storms moving across the South, and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is forecast to develop March 29 and continue eastward through a good portion of the country through March 31. The strongest period will be during the afternoon and evening of March 30, where the Storm Prediction Center indicates a rare "moderate risk" of severe weather near the Gulf Coast. (NOAA graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    A storm system will produce severe weather from the Southern Plains to the Southeast this week. Storms on Wednesday are expected to be widespread and intense across the Deep South.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Widespread showers moving through the country with the potential for severe storms and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Widespread showers moving through the country and favorable rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Improvement in some of the drought areas of the U.S., cold air moving through the Midwest, and mixed rainfall amounts across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Precipitation during the next 10 days in Brazil will feature good rains in some areas, but not enough in others. Actual amounts are likely to be spottier than this forecast suggests from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model. (DTN graphic)

    Showers in Brazil Crop Weather Forecast

    Showers will continue to move through Brazil during the next 10 days but may not be as intense as they likely need to be in central states while southern states see some additional drought improvement.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Improvement in some of the drought areas of the U.S. and mixed rainfall amounts across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Recent precipitation in some of the drought areas of the U.S. and mixed rainfall amounts across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • The upper-air pattern depicted here on March 30 will be typical for the last week of March and the first two weeks of April. The lack of strong ridges (in red) or deep troughs (in blue) across North America will lead to weaker, fast-moving storm systems. (Tropical Tidbits graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    The cold, arctic air has left the forecast for spring, but some cooler weather can still occur. That is especially true as we move into a pattern that favors quick-moving storm systems for the next couple of weeks.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Recent favorable precipitation in the Southern Plains moving eastward and mixed rainfall amounts across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A round of beneficial showers for the Southern Plains and mixed rainfall amounts across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A round of beneficial showers for the Southern Plains and mostly below normal rainfall across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Total rainfall through March 26 is forecast to be below normal for most of Brazil's growing regions according to the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) model. Precipitation will be closer to, or even above, normal in northern Argentina and southern Brazil. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    The wet season is winding down in central Brazil and is falling off rather rapidly in March. Southern Brazil and Argentina are still finding some weather systems moving through to bring showers, but they will be spottier on any...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Spring-like temperatures and precipitation across the U.S., including forecast showers in the Southern Plains, and below-normal rainfall across South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmer air and occasional precipitation with a spring-like feel across the U.S. and more dryness concerns across southern Brazil and Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Warm air continues to be in place through at least March 24. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Warm air is flooding North America this week and continues next week as well. Producers may be antsy to get into their fields, but there are some risks for wetness east of the Mississippi River while drought areas are also seeing...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmer air and occasional precipitation with a spring-like feel across the U.S. and more dryness concerns across southern Brazil and Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmer air and occasional precipitation with a spring-like feel across the U.S. and more dryness concerns across southern Brazil and Argentina are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drought continuing to expand in HRW wheat areas and the end of a period of favorable showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Drought continuing to expand in HRW wheat areas and the end of a period of favorable showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    More moisture skipping over the heart of HRW wheat country in the U.S. and the end of a period of favorable showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Cold, arctic air will spread through the country during the next several days. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    A shot of very cold arctic air is spreading through North America this week. Is this the last time we will see temperatures this anomalously below normal this spring?

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An arctic cold front moving through the U.S. this week and the end of a period of favorable showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A period of active weather going through the U.S. and the end of a period of favorable showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A period of active weather going through the U.S. and more showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Widespread rains during the next seven to 10 days will offer some benefits to corn and soybeans in Argentina, and safrinha corn in Brazil. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    A rainy period across drought areas in Argentina and southern Brazil is stabilizing crops and offering some improvement to soil moisture, but the rains will not be enough to make up for dryness...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A big storm system coming in a couple of waves this weekend into next week for the U.S. and a good period of scattered showers continuing in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A big storm system coming in a couple of waves to the U.S. later this week and next and a period of scattered showers continuing in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A big storm system coming in several waves later this week and next to the U.S. and a period of scattered showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A big storm system coming in several waves later this week to the U.S. and a period of scattered showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Colder air being replaced by warmer and drier air next week and a period of scattered showers in Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A couple of big winter storms next week in the U.S. and a period of some slightly better showers coming up for Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Rainfall forecast by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting model next week shows only spotty potential for good rainfall in Argentina and southern Brazil: 50 millimeters (in red) is roughly 2 inches. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    A period of showers looks to start up late next week (after Feb. 23) and could possibly last into early March. But the dryness already received and the dryness that follows should rob the potential benefit of these showers.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Moderate to heavy precipitation moving across a good portion of the U.S. Thursday and a period of some slightly better showers coming up for Argentina and southern Brazil are the weather factors holding the market's attention...