Weather report: Cooler-than-normal on the Plains

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

In the West, dry weather favors spring fieldwork. Chilly conditions linger across the Rockies, but warm weather has returned to California and environs.

On the Plains, cooler-than-normal conditions persist, although temperatures have moderated from the very low readings observed on April 10-11. Across the central and southern High Plains, producers continue to monitor winter wheat for indications of injury, following the recent freezes and those that occurred in late March.

In the Corn Belt, a slow-moving storm system is centered near Lake Erie. Rain has mostly ended across the eastern Corn Belt, but rain and snow showers linger in the Great Lakes region. Although most fieldwork remains on hold, soil moisture levels have markedly improved in the upper Midwestern drought areas.

In the South, recovery efforts are underway in areas affected by recent severe thunderstorms. On Thursday, tornadoes struck parts of Alabama, Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana. Currently, scattered showers and thunderstorms linger in the southern Atlantic States. Elsewhere, cool, dry weather favors a limited return to fieldwork, following recent rainfall.

Outlook: The influence of a sprawling storm system currently centered over the lower Great Lakes region will continue to wane. Meanwhile, a disturbance will arrive in the Northwest later today and help to spark the development of a new low-pressure system over the north-central U.S. during the weekend. Rain and snow showers will accompany the storm, primarily across the nation’s northern tier. Early next week, yet another storm will begin to take shape across the central Rockies. Eventually, this storm will produce another round of drought-easing precipitation across the nation’s mid-section. Although many parts of the country will experience a warming trend in advance of next week’s storm system, very cold weather will persist across the northern Plains and upper Midwest. The NWS 6- to 10-day outlook for April 17-21 calls for near- to below-normal temperatures nationwide, except for warmer-than-normal weather in California and the southern Atlantic region. Meanwhile, above-normal precipitation across the central High Plains and much of the eastern half of the U.S. will contrast with drier-thannormal conditions from the Pacific Coast States to the southern High Plains.

Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...

Comments (0) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left

Grain Storage Systems

Behlen Grain Storage Systems offers large capacity bins with diameters from 16’ to 157’ and capacities exceeding 1,500,000 bushels. All ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form