More Hot And Dry Conditions This Week ( Sunday 07/15/2012 ).

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  1. kanellop


    Hello to All.

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    Sunday 07/15/2012

    More Hot And Dry Conditions This Week

    A reasonably strong southwestern U.S. monsoon flow Friday and Saturday has weakened during this weekend. At the same time, high pressure ridging over the central Plains and Midwest continues, with its combination of promoting very hot conditions along with inhibiting moisture inflow from the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a result, every major U.S. crop region has further stress in store for this week. This is how colleague Mike Palmerino summarized the situation Sunday:

    In the Midwest—There was some beneficial rain and more than expected in parts of central Illinois and central Indiana during the past 24 hours. However, this pattern of mostly above normal temperatures and mostly below normal rainfall is expected to continue across the Midwest for at least the next 10 days. This will lead to further deterioration of crop conditions for both corn and soybeans. Corn is still the crop most affected due to the fact that it is in the critical pollination stage. However, soybeans will be hit harder in the coming weeks if the drought continues as they will be entering the critical pod filling stage.

    The Southern Plains has much the same situation. Above to much above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation mean that major losses to corn and soybeans can be expected due to severe heat and little rainfall.

    The Northern Plains region has so far escaped much of the drought and heat impact this season, but that is changing this weekend. Heat advisories are in effect today (Sunday. As for the next 10 days--above to much above normal temperatures and mostly below normal precipitation will deplete soil moisture and increase stress on developing corn and soybeans and filling spring wheat.

    The Delta had a bit of a drought reprieve last week with some moderate to locally heavy rain. However, that situation is changing this week. A return to above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall during the next 10 days will increase stress on pod filling soybeans.

    Finally, as one might guess, the cotton country in the Texas High Plains is in the same dry and hot circumstance as the Southern Plains row crop areas. Dry conditions and temperatures of 95-105 Fahrenheit during the next 10 days mean more stress to dryland cotton fields with major crop losses likely.


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    Posted at 2:40PM CDT 07/15/12 by Bryce Anderson


    Kind Regards,

    George Kanellopoulos.