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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  • DTN Ag Weather Brief

    A front moving into the Plains Monday morning is relatively dry Monday morning. Some showers will develop along it as it moves into the Upper Midwest and Central Plains later today and tonight...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmth in the U.S., a stretch of dryness in Argentina, and more heavy rain for central Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the U.S., a stretch of dryness in Argentina, and more heavy rain for central Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the U.S., a stretch of dryness in Argentina, and more heavy rain for central Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the U.S., recent rainfall in Argentina, and some breaks in rain for parts of Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • The current forecast for February is calling for mild to warm weather for most areas east of the Rockies while the below-normal temperatures park out in the West. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Though La Nina is still in control of the main weather pattern, the outlook for February does not look much like it. With milder air during the front half of the month east of the Rockies, the forecast has increased temperatures...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Brief cold in the U.S., recent rainfall in Argentina, and some breaks for parts of Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cold temperatures in the U.S., recent rainfall in Argentina, and some breaks for parts of Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    The return of some very cold temperatures in the U.S. and rain hits and misses in Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Rainfall during the last week in the Pampas region of Argentina (circled in black) has been enough to provide a boost to crop conditions for corn and soybeans, but more is needed. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    After a burst of good rainfall late last week, corn and soybean conditions improved in Argentina. However, the underlying dryness concerns continue. More rain is falling this week and next. Will the crop continue to have a positive...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A return of some very cold temperatures in the U.S., and rain for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A return of some very cold weather in the United States, and rain for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong system moving through the U.S., a return of some very cold temperatures later this week, and widespread rain for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong system moving through the U.S., a return of some very cold temperatures later this week and widespread rain for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Two storm systems hitting the U.S. next week and rain for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Forecast rainfall from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) model indicates 50-100 millimeters (roughly 2-4 inches) across Argentina's primary growing region (circled in blue) during the next 10 days. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    A series of three cold fronts will move through Argentina through Jan. 28. Models are keen on producing widespread precipitation with each front. But will the rain work out as forecast and are crops too far gone to benefit?

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern in the U.S. and rain for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active pattern in the U.S. and showers for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A warm and active pattern in the U.S. and limited showers for Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A warm and active pattern in the U.S. and poor growing conditions continuing in Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A warm and active pattern in the U.S. and poor growing conditions continuing in Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • The recent trough in the Pacific Ocean will move into the U.S. next week as forecast by the GFS model in blue (Tropical Tidbits graphic).

    Ag Weather Forum

    A very warm and active pattern will start to end next week. A trough of low pressure in the upper levels, which has been over the North Pacific for the last couple of weeks and sent many pieces of energy through the U.S., will...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A warm and somewhat active pattern in the U.S. and a front bringing showers and lower temperatures in Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A warm and somewhat active pattern in the U.S. and showers in Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A warm and somewhat active pattern in the U.S. and somewhat better showers in South America are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmth and a somewhat active pattern in the U.S. and limited rain and another heatwave in Argentina are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • According to the GEFS model, temperatures over Argentina again look to rise well-above normal, with some areas nearing or exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Jan. 7 is featured, though temperatures will remain near this range through Jan. 10. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    Temperatures across Argentina will rise during the next several days, pushing 40 degrees Celsius (more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit). With soils very dry and crops already in poor condition, the heat will continue to wilt the...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmth and a somewhat active pattern in the U.S. and limited rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Snowpack in California's Sierra Mountains is running well-above normal for this time of year due to several recent storms. (State of California graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Recent strong storms have hit the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with heavy snowfall. So far, the area is running well-above normal for the start of the new year. Additional heavy snowfall is expected to continue for the...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Warmth and a somewhat active pattern in the U.S. and limited rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm with widespread precipitation in the U.S. and limited rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm with widespread precipitation in the U.S. next week and limited rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Above-normal temperatures and chances for precipitation in the U.S. and limited rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Above-normal temperatures and chances for precipitation in U.S. and limited rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures and chances for precipitation in the U.S. and periods of rain in the southern half of South America are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Weather hazards issued by the National Weather Service as of 8 a.m. CST Tuesday depict widespread issues with winter weather and very low wind chills for many areas of the country. These hazards will expand in the next few days. (NOAA Graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Intense arctic cold will plunge through the country east of the Rockies this week. The front will cause a strong system to wind up and bomb out, creating areas of heavy snow and strong winds that are likely to produce blizzard...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Very cold air from the polar vortex moving through the U.S. next week, dryness and drought across Argentina, and better rain for most of Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong storm moving through the U.S. this week followed by a visit from the polar vortex next week, dryness and drought across Argentina, and better rain for Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong storm moving through the U.S. this week followed by a visit from the polar vortex next week, dryness and drought across Argentina, and better rain for Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Harsh, cold air will follow behind a clipper this weekend into next week and be reinforced by another later in the week. Temperatures will fall significantly below normal for at least the Northern and Central Plains and Upper Midwest. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    While the country is going through a significant winter storm this week, the forecast for next week calls for arctic cold to rush through the country due to an intrusion of the polar vortex.

  • High temperatures continue to be up to 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) across much of Argentina's Pampas region through Dec. 11 before a cold front pushes out the heat. That front will also clear out chances for precipitation. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    Extreme heat continues to bake Argentina's growing regions this week with some limited showers. A front will move through with some better showers, but then dryness takes over for next week. Between the heat and the dryness...

  • A strong upper-level ridge across northern Canada will force storm systems to undercut it across the U.S. for the next couple of weeks. (NOAA/SPC graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    The development of a strong ridge up in northern Canada and Greenland will create a pathway for storms to move through the U.S. during the next two weeks. Here's a look at which areas will get plenty of precipitation and which...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active storm track through the U.S., a heatwave in Argentina, and some better rainfall in central Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active storm track through the U.S., heat and dryness in Argentina, and better rainfall in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active storm track through the U.S., a return to dryness in Argentina, and better rainfall in southern Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    An active storm track through the U.S., and limited rain in Argentina, but better amounts in southern Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Strong to severe storms are forecast for portions of the Delta, Tennessee Valley, and Southeast on Tuesday. (NOAA/SPC graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    A dynamic cold front will create strong to severe thunderstorms across the south-central and Southeast U.S. Tuesday afternoon and evening. This could include large hail, damaging winds, and possible long-track tornadoes.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Several storm systems moving through the U.S. and limited rain in Argentina -- but better amounts in southern Brazil -- are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm system in the southern and eastern U.S. and limited rain in southern South America are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A storm system in the southern and eastern U.S. and another stretch of dryness in southern South America are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • An upper-level low is forecast to become cut off over the Southern Plains on Thanksgiving according to the American Global Ensemble Forecast System models. This is a new development and will result in a vastly different forecast for most of the country this holiday weekend. (Tropical Tidbits graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Smaller disturbances that grow into larger ones are frequently mishandled by weather models. The results are usually wild forecast differences from run-to-run. Usually this happens with systems at time scales longer than a week...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A return to seasonable temperatures in the U.S. and another stretch of dryness in southern South America are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Near-normal temperatures in the U.S. and another stretch of dryness in southern South America are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    The end of arctic cold in the U.S. and brief showers in southern South America are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cold temperatures in the U.S. through the weekend, recent heavy rain in eastern Australia, and drier conditions for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cold temperatures in the U.S. through the weekend, recent heavy rain in eastern Australia, and drier conditions for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Temperatures next week will at least get closer to normal according to the American Global Forecast System (GFS). (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Very cold air continues to move into the Continental U.S. in waves through the coming weekend. But the pattern turns more progressive and warmer next week. Lower temperatures will still occur where snowpack exists.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A week of cold in the U.S., recent heavy rain in eastern Australia, and a drier week for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A week of cold in the U.S., recent heavy rain in eastern Australia, and a drier week for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • The forecast for December continues the trend of lower temperatures. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum -

    A blast of arctic air is moving through in mid-November, but another could show up in December as well. The DTN forecast is suggesting a similar pattern to November for December, which could have some significant effects on feed...

  • Models are suggesting good rainfall for the next few days before clearing out of Argentina and southern Brazil. But will that be widespread? (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    Showers are returning to South America but will be cleared out of Argentina and southern Brazil Sunday and Monday. Models are pointing toward good rainfall, but what if they are wrong?

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong winter storm with arctic cold air spreading through the U.S., rain moving back into eastern Australia, and a brief return of showers for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong winter storm with a changing pattern for the U.S., rain moving back into eastern Australia, and a brief return of showers for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong winter storm with a changing pattern for the U.S., rain moving back into eastern Australia, and a brief return of showers for South America are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.