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7:00 AM, Tuesday, April 24, 2018


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS/IMPACTS...

CHINA - Rainfall past 3-4 days stopped or slowed fieldwork and spring crop planting in most areas, but added soil moisture. Some central into northern parts of Manchuria likely need more rain. Drier pattern this week allows fields to dry and allows fieldwork and spring crop planting to resume. Near to above normal temps return, continuing to speed growth of winter crops, as well as early growth of spring crops in southern areas. Wetter again for weekend into 6-10 day.

BRAZIL/PARAGUAY - Safrinha corn areas in northern 1/2 of Mato Grosso likely get greatest rainfall in near future, with rain elsewhere scattered and lighter. Longer term rainfall near to below normal most areas. Need for rain in Safrinha corn areas likely remains greatest in Parana and not much seen in near future, while need for rain increases in more areas. Conditions favorable for fieldwork large part of this area. More of northern into central growing areas of Brazil are now moving into drier time of year. --- ARGENTINA - Recent pattern had been favorable for summer crop harvest, but return of some rain past 3-4 days and wet forecast in near future slows progress in most areas. Best conditions for harvest in far northeast. Rain does increase soil moisture in drier areas from longer term below normal amounts. --- EUROPE - Recent warm temps speed growth of winter crops and some dry time allowed fieldwork and spring crop planting. Rain chances increase this week, but not heavy, so some fieldwork likley continues, but is slowed in some areas. Near to above normal temps most areas. --- FSU - Need for rain likely increasing in Ukraine and some bordering areas for winter crops. Increasing precip chances here and additional chances elsewhere beneficial for winter crops, but does slow fieldwork and spring crop planting at times. Drier 6-10 day more beneficial for fieldwork and planting again. - -- NORTH AFRICA - Wetter weather into 6-10 day adds soil moisture in any areas needing rain, but slows any early wheat harvest that may begin in near future. --- TROPICAL PACIFIC UPDATE -- The latest weekly value of the sea surface temperature departure from normal in the NINO3.4 region of the Tropical Pacific as of Mon. from the U.S. Climate Prediction Center was -0.2 degrees C., up from -0.4 degrees C. last week. Recent values in negative neutral category.


CHINA

    During the past 24 hours cooler temps spread farther south into southern areas. Significant rain confined to some far southwestern and far southeastern part of North China Plain southward, with 0.25-1.00" amounts along with some lighter and some heavier. Elsewhere rainfall lighter.

    Drier trend returns to most growing areas and warmer temps spread back northward with readings warming above normal. Some showers linger in southwestern growing areas and chances start to increase again over weekend. 6-10 day rainfall increasing to near and above normal in most areas. 11-15 day rainfall near to above normal. Rainfall past 3-4 days stopped or slowed fieldwork and spring crop planting in most areas, but added soil moisture. Some central into northern parts of Manchuria likely need more rain. Drier pattern this week allows fields to dry and allows fieldwork and spring crop planting to resume. Near to above normal temps return, continuing to speed growth of winter crops, as well as early growth of spring crops in southern areas. Wetter again for weekend into 6-10 day.


BRAZIL/PARAGUAY

    During past 24 hours rain fairly spotty here. Rainfall spotty over most of this region this week into Sat., with some 0.25-1.00" amounts in northern 1/2 of Mato Grosso. 6-10 day rainfall near to below normal most areas. 11-15 day amounts near to below normal most areas also. Safrinha corn areas in northern 1/2 of Mato Grosso likely get greatest rainfall in near future, with rain elsewhere scattered and lighter. Longer term rainfall near to below normal most areas. Need for rain in Safrinha corn areas likely remains greatest in Parana and not much seen in near future, while need for rain increases in more areas. Conditions favorable for fieldwork large part of this area. More of northern into central growing areas of Brazil are now moving into drier time of year.

High Temperature Map 24-Hour Rainfall Map

ARGENTINA

    Rain more spotty in southern and central growing areas during past 24 hours, with some 0.25-1.00" amounts in some northern growing areas. Rain chances continue off and on most areas into late week and weekend with some additional amounts of 0.50-1.50". Lighter in some northeastern growing areas. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal most areas, some below northeast. 11-15 day rainfall near to above normal, some below far south. Recent pattern had been favorable for summer crop harvest, but return of some rain past 3-4 days and wet forecast in near future slows progress in most areas. Best conditions for harvest in far northeast. Rain does increase soil moisture in drier areas from longer term below normal amounts.


NORTH AFRICA

    Large part of wheat areas dry past 72 hours, some light showers far west. Showers increase in this area this week into Sat. with some 0.25-1.00" rainfall and some lighter far east. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal, some below far west. Wetter weather into 6-10 day adds soil moisture in any areas needing rain, but slows any early wheat harvest that may begin in near future.



EUROPE

    Highs yest. upper 60s to low 80s much of this region, but cooled into 50s/60s in northwest and some far north-central areas. Precip spotty and light much of region past 24 hours, with some greater coverage of 0.25" or less amounts in northeast. Some cooling here this week, but overall temps still near to above normal. Rain chances increase this week, but not all locations get major amounts, with most in 0.10-0.75" range. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal most areas, some below in southeast. Recent warm temps speed growth of winter crops and some dry time allowed fieldwork and spring crop planting. Rain chances increase this week, but not heavy, so some fieldwork likley continues, but is slowed in some areas. Near to above normal temps most areas.


FORMER SOVIET UNION

    Precip favored some eastern parts of winter crop areas and far southern spring crop areas past 24 hours, with most amounts 0.25" or less with a few spotty heavier. Precip spotty elsewhere. Highs yest. cooled to 40s in some north-central and northeastern areas, with 50s/60s elsewhere. Cooler for few days, then warmer readings return late in week. Some increase in precip most areas, with 5 day amounts 0.10-0.75". Greatest in north. 6-10 day precip near to below normal. Need for rain likely increasing in Ukraine and some bordering areas for winter crops. Increasing precip chances here and additional chances elsewhere beneficial for winter crops, but does slow fieldwork and spring crop planting at times. Drier 6-10 day more beneficial for fieldwork and planting again.



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