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Midwest is wetter in west central areas Sunday. Rains in west central areas later
this weekend, and central areas early next week, will help to improve moisture and
ease stress on corn and soybeans. Some dryness will continue in southwestern areas,
though. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in far western areas. Temperatures are
slightly cooler in northwestern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is cooler in most
areas.

-Plains are wetter this weekend. Rains in north central areas this weekend will slow
winter wheat harvesting a bit, although no significant problems are expected. The
6-10 day outlook is wetter in central and northeastern areas. Temperatures are
warmer in central areas. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in far western areas.
Temperatures are warmer in most areas.

-Northern Plains/Prairies are wetter Friday and Saturday. Showers across the
northwestern Prairies through early next week will improve moisture and ease stress
on spring wheat. Wheat conditions should remain favorable elsewhere. The 6-10 day
outlook is wetter in the northeastern Plains and Prairies. Temperatures are cooler
in the eastern Prairies. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in the southwestern
Prairies. Temperatures are warmer in the Prairies and northwestern Plains.

-Delta is wetter in northern areas in the 6-10 day period. Rains in east central and
northeastern areas through early next week will improve moisture a bit for corn and
soybeans, although amounts will likely be too light to completely end dryness. The
6-10 day outlook is wetter in far northern areas. Temperatures are warmer in
southern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer in all areas.

-No changes for Argentina. A few showers in far southern Buenos Aires will further
improve moisture there for wheat, but dryness and stress will continue to build in
western wheat areas. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged today.

-Brazil is unchanged in the 6-10 day period. Increased rains in central Brazil over
the next few days will build wetness concerns again, especially in northern Parana
and southern Sao Paulo. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged today.

-No changes for Europe. Rains in southeastern France will continue to improve
moisture a bit, but moisture will continue to decline in U.K., central and southern
Germany, northern Italy, and Hungary. This will favor winter crop harvesting, but
rains would be helpful for summer crops.

-No changes for FSU.  Rains will build moisture a bit in far northern Ukraine, but
some dryness will linger in central and eastern Ukraine. Dryness will also build
further in North Caucasus. Rains should ease dryness a bit in Volga Valley.

-No changes for China. Active rains in central North China Plain over the next few
days will ease dryness there, but some dryness will linger in southern Yangtze
Valley.

-No changes for Australia. Rains in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales
over the next few days will improve moisture a bit for wheat, although additional
rains will still be needed there and in Western Australia to completely end dryness.

-No changes for India. Rains will remain active across central and northern areas
which will maintain favorable crop conditions. However, some spotty dryness
continues in southern groundnut areas, accounting for about 10% of the crop.

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