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

    Good harvest weather in the Corn Belt, the track of Hurricane Ian, and widespread rains in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • DTN Ag Weather Brief

    A push of colder air is moving into the Midwest for Monday and will spread out across eastern areas of the country this week. Some showers will continue near the Great Lakes because of it. Other areas will be warmer and drier...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Dry conditions next week in the Plains and widespread rains in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Rainfall amounts during the next 10 days from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting suggests widespread moderate to heavy rainfall for much of Brazil's growing areas. (DTN graphic)

    Update on La Nina's Impact on Brazil

    Despite La Nina conditions that typically lead to drier weather in southern Brazil and a delay to the wet season in central Brazil, rainfall during the last week and forecast for the coming week are favoring a good start to...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A break in the heat in the U.S. and widespread rains in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Dry weather in the southwestern Plains and widespread rains in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Hot and relatively dry conditions in the southwestern Plains and widespread rains in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Hot and relatively dry conditions in the Central and Southern Plains and widespread rains in Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the U.S. with limited rains and mixed conditions in South America are the weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • The forecast for the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is predicted to continue La Nina conditions through January or February 2023, but will make it into neutral territory for the end of the crop season. (NOAA graphic)

    La Nina Weakening for South America

    La Nina will kick off the 2022-23 crop year in South America for the third consecutive season. La Nina typically leads to heat and moisture stress for much of the continent's growing regions. However, forecasts suggest La Nina...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the U.S. with limited rains and mixed conditions in South America are the weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the U.S. and a potential shot at rain in the southwestern Plains late next week are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Models suggest that a cold front may stall out in the southwestern Plains, which would bring beneficial rainfall to hard-red winter wheat areas in the southwestern Plains. This image is just one run of the European model. Other runs show different locations and amounts from the front. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Heat and dryness are sapping soil moisture for winter wheat planting and establishment in the southwestern Plains. Models keep that pattern going through early next week, but there is a chance for a better rainfall event mid-late...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the Plains and Midwest and a longshot at rain in the southwestern Plains late next week are the weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Rising temperatures in the Plains and weekend frosts in Argentina are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong cold front moving through the U.S. and frost potential in Argentina are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • The American Global Forecast System (GFS) model is bringing at least some chance for some early showers to central Brazil ahead of the annual start to the wet season that usually occurs in late September. (DTN graphic)

    South America Calling

    The start to the wet season in central Brazil usually comes in the last few days of September. Models suggest there may be some rains next week ahead of its official start.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A strong cold front moving through the U.S. and cooler conditions down in South America are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat before a strong cold front moving through the United States and cooler conditions down in South America are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • The tropics are getting more active as we would expect during peak hurricane season, but systems are not forecast to affect the U.S. from the Atlantic Ocean anytime soon. Hurricane Kay off the Mexican coastline could affect the desert southwest, however. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    After a record-long period of tropical-free conditions in the Atlantic Ocean, two tropical storms have developed and more disturbances are coming off the coast of Africa. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific has had a fair number of...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat with limited shower chances for the Corn Belt and cooler conditions down in South America are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat with limited shower chances for the Corn Belt and cooler conditions down in South America are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat and dryness for the Corn Belt but helpful rains in Texas are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Thursday.

  • (Katie Dehlinger)

    Weatherlink

    Warm and dry conditions, however, raise concerns for winter wheat stands.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat and dryness for the Corn Belt but helpful rains in Texas are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A cold front producing scattered showers that is clearing the Corn Belt today and frosts in Brazil are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Severe storms, potentially with strong wind gusts, are headed for northern Illinois and Indiana Monday afternoon and evening. (NOAA Graphic)

    Severe Windstorm Possible Monday

    Thunderstorms developing in Iowa Monday morning could turn severe as they head across the Mississippi River into northern Illinois. Strong wind gusts are the main hazard.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Scattered showers moving through the Corn Belt, with the potential for severe weather, and frosts in Brazil are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Periods of showers moving through the country this weekend into next week, but missing quite a few spots, and a potential for frost in Brazil are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Mild temperatures and a chance for more precipitation for some drought areas, along with a potential for frost in Brazil are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cooler temperatures and a chance for more precipitation for some of the drought areas are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A cooldown for the Plains and some chance for more precipitation are the short-term weather factors driving the markets Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A cooldown for the Plains and some chance for more precipitation are the short-term weather factors driving the market Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat returning to the Plains with cooler temperatures eastward are the short-term weather factors driving the market Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A cold front moving through the country and heat returning to the Plains are the short-term weather factors driving the market Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A cold front bringing brief relief from the heat and scattered showers to the country's growing regions are the weather factors driving the market Friday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Though hot and dry conditions are still forecast for August, small disturbances bringing scattered showers and occasionally some cooler air are the weather factors driving the market Thursday.

  • Rain that fell between 4 p.m. CDT Monday and 4 p.m. CDT Tuesday was persistent in a stripe from northwest to southeast Illinois. Estimates point to widespread amounts over 1.5 inches and a small area in southeast Illinois that received close to 12 inches. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Persistent thunderstorms that trained over the top of each other for an entire day produced heavy rainfall totals and flooding across large amounts of Illinois farmland.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Though hot and dry conditions are still forecast for August, small disturbances bringing scattered showers and occasionally some cooler air should be on traders' minds Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Though hot and dry conditions are forecast for August, small disturbances bringing scattered showers should be on traders' minds Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Though hot and dry conditions are forecast for August, small disturbances bringing scattered showers should be on traders' minds Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Markets are skipping the short-term benefits of cooler temperatures and heavy rainfall in drought areas this week as they look toward a forecast of hot and dry conditions in August during Friday's session.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Thursday, markets are weighing short-term benefits of cooler temperatures and heavy rainfall in drought areas this week against an outlook for hot and dry conditions returning in August.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cooler temperatures and increased rainfall for drought areas in the Southern Corn Belt but a return to the typical summertime heat and dryness are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cooler temperatures and increased rainfall for drought areas in the Plains and Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cooler temperatures and increased chances for widespread rain moving back into central North America next week and an ongoing heatwave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • Lower temperatures across the Plains and Midwest are being forecast by most models for next week. The GFS depiction here for July 25-29 is currently the most widespread in its heat relief. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Heat and dryness have caused damage to pollinating corn and other crops during the last few weeks. A change in the weather pattern for next week suggests lower temperatures and better chances for more widespread rain. But...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Cooler temperatures moving back into central North America next week and an ongoing heatwave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • A ridge of high pressure (in red) is bringing hot air up from northern Africa. The ridge will spread eastward throughout the rest of the week. (Tropical Tidbits graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Extreme heat is spreading through Europe this week. Record-breaking temperatures and dry conditions are causing wildfires and are being blamed for deaths in western Europe. The high heat spreads eastward while northern areas...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A change in the weather pattern for next week in North America and a heatwave in Europe are the weather factors holding the market's attention Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A ridge producing heat and drier conditions for much of the country and overall favorable conditions in the Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    A ridge producing heat and drier conditions for much of the country and overall favorable conditions in the Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention Friday.

  • The area in drought in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan is the lowest coverage since July 2020. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada graphic)

    Drought Eases for Canada Prairie Crops

    Drought in the Canadian Prairies has been slowly chipped away for the last six months and now only a small section of it remains in the southwest. The forecast through the end of summer indicates that trend will continue.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat spreading through most of the U.S. with limited showers for the Corn Belt and overall favorable conditions in the Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

  • Areas of good soil moisture are very hit-or-miss around the country. Areas in blue indicate above-normal soil moisture in the top 8 inches of soil. Areas in yellow, orange, and red indicate below-normal soil moisture. Large deficits are seen across much of the Central and Southern Plains and portions of the Midwest and Delta. (DTN graphic)

    Ag Weather Forum

    Heat will be spreading across the U.S. the rest of this week and continue through most of next week. Combined with limited showers and decreasing soil moisture, stress is likely during the most important time period for corn ...

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat spreading through most of the U.S. and overall favorable conditions in the Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat spreading through the bulk of the United States later this week and overall favorable conditions in the Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Tuesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Heat coming to the bulk of the U.S. later this week and overall favorable conditions in the Canadian Prairies are the weather factors holding the market's attention Monday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Only localized rainfall across the U.S. and a heatwave for eastern Europe and Ukraine are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Thursday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Only localized rainfall across the U.S. and a heatwave for eastern Europe and Ukraine are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Wednesday.

  • Commodities Market Impact Weather

    Falling soil moisture through much of the U.S., and a heatwave for eastern Europe and Ukraine are the weather factors holding the market's attention on Tuesday.