Rains for the next 7 days:
Heaviest from NE to IA to nothern IL/IN/OH
Latest GFS 2 week rains:
Still some pretty heft totals, in some places. Model runs are updated every 6 hours. The spots with heaviest rain change on each run.
Was looking at rains the last 2 weeks and there are quite a few places that have been on the dry side, have corn planted and would not mind a bit of rain.
Updated drought monitor............long term moisture:
Seasonal drought outlook:
Here is a wonderful map that tells the story.......crop moisture index, showing surface moisture. Too wet in IA se/MN to s.WI, then in the south. Dark greens are excessively wet.......not many places like that:
https://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=781859&mid=6752025#M6752025 here is another map that clearly shows the problems with planting in that northern tier of big corn country
Wonderful, wonderful wonderful map mcfarm!
That really tells the story. Updated past the USDA from Monday too.
How is your corn planting going?
What a difference a year makes, eh
yes Mike mother nature tends to be a much larger force than common man can ever imagine. Last year it was us and this year it somebody else. We have had a great May. April not so much with the cold and snow. Got done planting Wednesday and very very happy with the way things went in the ground. Some corn is spiking today and can see some beans from the road. Very lucky and thankful. Wish I could market a crop as well as I can plant one.
Great to here mcfarm!
With the technology/planters and hard work/determination, farmers today can plant a crop with incredible speed.
We tend to focus on the areas that are way behind most of the Cornbelt is in great shape right now.
Severe storm risk the rest of this week:
|Current Day 1 Outlook|| Forecaster: Hart/Bentley|
Valid: 10/1630Z - 11/1200Z
Forecast Risk of Severe Storms: Enhanced Risk
| Current Day 2 Outlook|| Forecaster: Bunting|
Valid: 11/1200Z - 12/1200Z
Forecast Risk of Severe Storms: Slight Risk
| Current Day 3 Outlook|| Forecaster: Bunting|
Valid: 12/1200Z - 13/1200Z
18z GFS has 10 inches of rain
in NE for 2 weeks.
Might be too wet
Forecast Hour: 384
Image URL: http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/data/gfs/18/namer/precip_ptot/gfs_namer_384_precip_ptot.gif