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7:00 AM, Friday, December 13, 2019


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS/IMPACTS...

BRAZIL/PARAGUAY - Need for rain remains greatest in some far northeastern growing areas of Brazil, and that trend continues. Some summer crop planting has been delayed here due to lack of soil moisture. Some increase in need for rain occurring in far southern Paraguay and in Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, as recent amounts have been below normal in some areas. These areas look wetter into 6-10 day. Elsewhere additional rain into early next week should benefit new planted and growing summer crops. 30 day rainfall has continued to be below normal in some areas so additional rain needed. Most central and northern growing areas see less rain overall for 6-10 day, then greater amounts for 11-15 day.

ARGENTINA - Some rain past 48 hours and some additional rain this weekend into early Mon. beneficial for adding soil moisture for summer crops from central Cordoba, southern Santa Fe and Entre Rios northward. This rain slows planting, but pattern of less rain mid to late next week favorable for planting planting again. These areas get some rain during 6-10 day. In southern Cordoba, far southern Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, La Pampa and San Luis some rain fell early in the week, but not major amounts in many areas. In these areas near term rain lighter and 6-10 day amounts below normal. Planting continues in these areas but need for rain increasing and becoming more critical in some areas. In some of these areas 30 day rainfall has been less than 50% of normal.

EUROPE - 1-5 heating demand near to below most areas. 6-10 and 11-15 day heating demand near to below normal most areas. --- FORMER SOVIET UNION - No unusually cold temps seen in winter crop areas into next week. Some additional precip beneficial most areas, but amounts light. --- SOUTH AFRICA - Recent rain in most areas, and some additional rain into early next week mainly in eastern areas, adds soil moisture for corn crop. Some western corn areas still need greater rainfall. Less rain in west near term, then some greater amounts beneficial for 6-10 day. --- NORTH AFRICA - Current and short term pattern should allow more planting here. Rain chances increase again in western next week and farther east for 6-10 day, slowing fieldwork but also adding more soil moisture. --- AUSTRALIA - Harvest conditions favorable in most wheat areas, however any rain would be beneficial to alleviate dryness in New South Wales and southeastern Queensland.


BRAZIL/PARAGUAY GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. 80s/90s most areas, some 70s southeast and east-central. During the past 24 hours any rainfall spotty in far northeastern growing areas of Brazil. Elsewhere scattered showers and t-storms occurred with 0.10-0.75" rainfall and spotty heavier amounts. Not all locations had rain.

    High temps into mid next week 80s/90s, some cooler and a few warmer. During the 1-5 day period rainfall will be lightest in some of these same far northeastern growing areas of Brazil including northern Minas Gerais, much of Bahia and areas north of Bahia. Amounts 0.05-0.50". Greater 5 day rainfall elsewhere, with 0.50-2.00" amounts and isolated heavier. Not all locations get rain each day. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal in Paraguay and about the southern 1/3 of growing areas of Brazil, near to below normal central and northern growing areas of Brazil. 11-15 day rainfall near normal most areas. Need for rain remains greatest in some far northeastern growing areas of Brazil, and that trend continues. Some summer crop planting has been delayed here due to lack of soil moisture. Some increase in need for rain occurring in far southern Paraguay and in Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, as recent amounts have been below normal in some areas. These areas look wetter into 6-10 day. Elsewhere additional rain into early next week should benefit new planted and growing summer crops. 30 day rainfall has continued to be below normal in some areas so additional rain needed. Most central and northern growing areas see less rain overall for 6-10 day, then greater amounts for 11-15 day.


ARGENTINA GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. ranged from around 70 in some far southeastern growing areas to around 100 in far northwest. During the past 24 hours some rainfall of 0.05-0.50" in some far northern growing areas with isolated heavier. Drier elsewhere.

    Most highs into mid next week 80s/90s, some 70s in south. Most areas dry today, then some rain chances return this weekend into early Mon. Some dry days return early to mid next week. Rainfall from this next system 0.50- 2.00" from central Cordoba, southern Santa Fe and southern Entre Rios northward, with some scattered heavier. Additional rainfall lighter farther south. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal in northern 1/2 of these growing areas, near to below normal southern 1/2. 11-15 day rainfall near to below normal most areas. Some rain past 48 hours and some additional rain this weekend into early Mon. beneficial for adding soil moisture for summer crops from central Cordoba, southern Santa Fe and Entre Rios northward. This rain slows planting, but pattern of less rain mid to late next week favorable for planting planting again. These areas get some rain during 6-10 day. In southern Cordoba, far southern Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, La Pampa and San Luis some rain fell early in the week, but not major amounts in many areas. In these areas near term rain lighter and 6-10 day amounts below normal. Planting continues in these areas but need for rain increasing and becoming more critical in some areas. In some of these areas 30 day rainfall has been less than 50% of normal.


EUROPEAN GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures most areas yest. 30s/40s, some warmer in southwest, some far southern areas farther east and some far west- central areas. 1-5 day and 6-10 day temps near to above normal most areas. 11-15 day temps near to above normal. 1-5 heating demand near to below most areas. 6-10 day and 11-15 day heating demand near to below normal most areas.


FORMER SOVIET UNION GROWING AREAS

    During the past 24 hours no unusually cold low temps in most winter crop areas. Most precip past 24 hours spotty and light. Changeable temp pattern here into next week, but no unusually cold weather most areas. More light precip chances forecast. No unusually cold temps seen in winter crop areas into next week. Additional precip beneficial most areas, but most amounts light.



AUSTRALIAN GROWING AREAS

    During the past 24 hours it was dry in most wheat areas. No major rain seen in most wheat areas near term. 6-10 day rainfall below normal most areas, a few greater amounts in western wheat areas. Harvest conditions favorable in most wheat areas, however any rain would be beneficial to alleviate dryness in New South Wales and southeastern Queensland.


SOUTH AFRICA

    During the past 24 hours rainfall in most corn areas was spotty and light, with some 0.25-1.00" amounts in the northeast and the southeast. Some shower are forecast here off and on into early next week, with some dry time also. Additional amounts of 0.25-1.00" in eastern corn areas, mostly lighter central and west. 6-10 day rainfall near normal most areas. Recent rain in most areas, and some additional rain into early next week mainly in eastern areas, adds soil moisture for corn crop. Some western corn areas still need greater rainfall. Less rain in west near term, then some greater amounts beneficial for 6-10 day.


NORTH AFRICA

    During the past 24 hours rain in most wheat areas was spotty and light. No major rain in most areas into weekend, and in east early next week. Some 0.10-0.75" rainfall early next week in Morocco and northwestern Algeria. 6-10 day near to below normal east, near to above normal central and west. Current and short term pattern should allow more planting here. Rain chances increase again in western next week and farther east for 6-10 day, slowing fieldwork but also adding more soil moisture.

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