Cropcast Headlines: Snow Cover Continues To Prevent Winter-Kill

Grains

-Midwest wheat belt is slightly wetter Friday. Snow cover continues to prevent winter-kill as temperatures remain cold. Temperatures should warm this weekend through next week, and snow cover will melt a bit. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in southwestern areas. Temperatures are warmer in eastern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in northwestern areas. Temperatures are warmer in eastern areas, and cooler in western areas.

Snow on spruce tree needles-Plains are wetter in northern and eastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Snow cover will melt a bit through next week as temperatures warm and precipitation remains limited. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in northern and eastern areas. Temperatures are slightly cooler in northwestern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in northern areas. Temperatures are cooler in southwestern areas.

-Florida citrus belt is wetter Thursday. Temperatures should cool a bit Friday and Sunday, but should remain above frost levels. Rains today should improve moisture a bit. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.

-Delta is wetter today. Additional showers in southern areas today will further improve moisture for wheat. Any ice should remain below damage levels. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in northern areas. Temperatures are warmer in eastern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is slightly cooler.

-Argentina is drier in southeastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Rains are maintaining wetness in southern Santa Fe, southern Entre Rios, and northeastern Buenos Aires. Additional rains through the weekend will maintain wetness in these areas, but a drier pattern next week should ease wetness. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in southeastern Buenos Aires and Cordoba, and drier in northern Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Entre Rios.

-No changes for Brazil. Rains favored central and western Mato Grosso yesterday. The upturn in rains in Mato Grosso do Sul this weekend will improve moisture for safrhina corn, and rains in southern areas will improve moisture for late soybean growth. Dryness will persist in northeastern areas, though. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.

-No changes for Europe. Rains are maintaining wetness in western Spain, northwestern France, and southern U.K., and additional rains are expected in these areas through the weekend. Rains should ease a bit in U.K. and France next week, but remain abundant in western Spain.

-No changes for FSU. A warmer pattern through next week will allow snow to melt further in Ukraine.

-No changes for China. Additional widespread precipitation in North China Plain and Yangtze Valley early next week will continue to replenish moisture for wheat and rapeseed.

-No changes for Australia. Showers should return to New South Wales later this week and over the weekend, which should finally begin to replenish moisture there for sorghum. Rains in northeast New South Wales and Queensland early next week should improve moisture there as well.

-No changes for South Africa. Drier weather in eastern and northern areas through next week will allow moisture shortages and crop stress to build further there.

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