Freese-Notis Weather
 

FREESE-NOTIS
INTERNATIONAL WEATHER


7:00 AM, Monday, April 22, 2019


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS/IMPACTS...

CHINA - Planting and fieldwork slowed at times by rain in southern and central Manchuria, but rain adds soil moisture. Fieldwork conditions better in north. Rain past few days and more in forecast slows fieldwork and planting in North China Plain and Yangtze Valley, but rain adds soil moisture and is beneficial for winter crops. Frequent rain in southern China slows fieldwork, but keeps up soil moisture.

BRAZIL/PARAGUAY - Harvest of summer crops slowed most in Paraguay and some far northern, far southern and far western growing areas of Brazil. Elsewhere harvest progresses faster. Some rain in southern Safrinha corn areas over weekend beneficial. Best chances for additional rain favors far southern and far western Safrinha corn areas, with need for greater rainfall increasing elsewhere.

ARGENTINA - No major delays in harvest in southern growing areas, while rain farther north slows harvest at times this week. By 6-10 day harvest delays only in far north, better conditions elsewhere.

EUROPE - Increasing coverage and amounts of rain this week into 6-10 day slows fieldwork this week, but add soil moisture for any areas needing rain. Some northern areas need rain. Fieldwork conditions best in far east this week and in south for 6-10 day. --- FORMER SOVIET UNION - After some rain recently here, a return of some dry time past few days and some additional dry time this week favorable for spring crop planting. Recent rain benefited winter crops.


CHINA

    High temperatures yest. 60s/70s large part of this area, some cooler far north and warmer in south. During the past 96 hours there was some 0.10-0.75" rainfall in far southern and far southeastern Manchuria with little or none elsewhere. Rainfall of 0.05-0.40" in eastern North China Plain. Farther west 0.25-1.00" with some heavier. Rainfall in a large part of Yangtze Valley and southern China in 0.50-2.00" range, with some lighter and a few heavier amounts.

    In Manchuria precip stays light in most areas this week, with also at least 2-3 dry days. Some 0.10-0.50' amounts in south and east, lighter elsewhere. Some rain chances continue in North China Plain and Yangtze Valley, with also some dry days, most amounts 0.10-0.75". Rain more frequent and heavier in southern China, with 0.75-3.00" 5 day amounts. 6-10 day precip near to above normal most areas, some below in northern Manchuria. 11-15 day precip near to above normal in southern China, near to below normal farther north. Planting and fieldwork slowed at times by rain in southern and central Manchuria, but rain adds soil moisture. Fieldwork conditions better in north. Rain past few days and more in forecast slows fieldwork and planting in North China Plain and Yangtze Valley, but rain adds soil moisture and is beneficial for winter crops. Frequent rain in southern China slows fieldwork, but keeps up soil moisture.


BRAZIL/PARAGUAY

    High temperatures yest. 70s/80s south and 80s/90s north. During the past 96 hours there were some 0.50-2.00" rainfall amounts reported in main growing areas of Paraguay, northwestern Rio Grande do Sul, western Santa Catarina, southwestern Parana and central into western parts of Mato Grosso do Sul, with a few heavier. Some lighter showers fell just north and east of these areas. A little farther north and northeast there was an area of drier weather, then some additional 0.10-0.75" rainfall in the northern 1/2 of Minas Gerais, northern Goias and sections of Mato Grosso northward with isolated heavier. High temps this week 70s/80s south, 80s/90s north. Scattered showers and t-storms occur most areas, but not all locations get rain each day. 5 day rainfall 0.10-0.75" large part of region, 0.50-2.00" main growing areas of Paraguay and far northern, far western and far southern growing areas of Brazil. 6-10 day rainfall near to below normal most areas, some above far north and far south. 11-15 day rainfall near to below normal most areas, some above far north. Harvest of summer crops slowed most in Paraguay and some far northern, far southern and far western growing areas of Brazil. Elsewhere harvest progresses faster. Some rain in southern Safrinha corn areas over weekend beneficial. Best chances for additional rain favors far southern and far western Safrinha corn areas, with need for greater rainfall increasing elsewhere.

High Temperature Map 24-Hour Rainfall Map

ARGENTINA

    High temperatures yest. 70s/80s north to 60s/70s central and south. During the past 96 hours most southern growing areas were dry. Rainfall this week favors northern and central growing areas with some 0.50-1.50" amounts. Rain lighter in south. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal north, near to below normal central and southern growing areas. No major delays in harvest in southern growing areas, while rain farther north slows harvest at times this week. By 6-10 day harvest delays only in far north, better conditions elsewhere.




EUROPE

    High temperatures yest. upper 50s to low 70s most areas. During the past 96 hours some 0.50-1.50" rainfall occurred in far southwest, with a few heavier amounts. 0.10-0.75" rainfall in far east. Elsewhere rainfall scattered and lighter. Rainfall stays light in far eastern Europe this week, with 0.50-1.50" amounts elsewhere. 6-10 day precip near to above normal north and central areas, near to below normal south. Increasing coverage and amounts of rain this week into 6-10 day slows fieldwork this week, but add soil moisture for any areas needing rain. Some northern areas need rain. Fieldwork conditions best in far east this week and in south for 6-10 day.


FORMER SOVIET UNION

    High temperatures yest. in winter crop nd southern summer crop areas 50s/60s. During the past 96 hours it was drier in large part of this region, with some 0.25-1.00" rainfall in southern part of Southern Region. Rainfall fairly light and spotty here this week, then 6- 10 day amounts near to above normal far north and far west, near to below normal elsewhere. After some rain recently here, a return of some dry time past few days and some additional dry time this week favorable for spring crop planting. Recent rain benefited winter crops.



    Copyright 2019

    DAN HICKS/METEOROLOGIST
    Freese - Notis Weather
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    Tel (515) 282-9310
    hfreese@weather.net




Web Page Design Revised last - October 1, 2010