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Wide Variety In Brazil Rain

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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Only southern Brazil (in blue) has had above-normal rainfall during November. Top soybean-growing state, Mato Grosso, has had mostly less than half its normal rainfall.(USDA graphic by Nick Scalise)

A rundown of rainfall totals logged by my colleague Joel Burgio shows a wide variance indeed on rainfall in the major Brazil row crop areas. A slow start to the subtropical rainy season is a big reason why Brazil soybean planting at the end of last week was only 70 percent completed--the slowest pace since 2007.

Here's how the station totals play out for rain since September 1, 2015

Station Total (inches) Normal Pct Normal

GOIAS

Goiania 9.31 14.17 66

Catalao 13.79 14.33 96

State Average 11.55 14.25 81

MATO GROSSO

Diamantino 15.74 11.53 137

Cuiaba 2.12 11.53 18

State Average 8.93 11.53 77

MATO GROSSO do SUL

Campo Grande 12.53 10.93 115

Ivinheima 17.48 10.93 160

State Average 15.01 10.93 137

PARANA

Londrina 22.67 15.83 143

Campo Mourao 30.65 14.64 209

Foz do Iguacu 12.88 13.45 96

Irati 25.95 16.73 155

Curitiba 17.76 13.79 129

State Average 21.81 14.66 147

SANTA CATERINA

Irai 21.77 14.67 148

Campos Novos 35.74 13.74 260

State Average 28.76 14.21 204

RIO GRANDE DO SUL

S.Luis Gonzaga 25.64 15.12 170

Passo Fundo 24.07 14.49 166

Bom Jesus 31.44 14.33 219

Santa Maria 29.93 13.38 224

Encruzilha 24.14 12.00 201

State Average 27.04 13.86 196

Bryce

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