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7:00 AM, Monday, December 10, 2018


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS/IMPACTS...

BRAZIL/PARAGUAY - With most soybeans and first crop corn now planted and growing in Brazil, focus is going to shift to gradual increase in need for rain in more areas over next one to two weeks. Additional rain in far northern growing areas of Brazil, and increasing rain chances in Paraguay and far southern Brazil add some soil moisture and slow final completion of planting in some areas.

ARGENTINA - Recent weather pattern in most areas has been favorable for additional winter wheat harvest and summer crop planting. Increasing rainfall over the next week or so adds some soil moisture and slows or stops fieldwork. Some heavy rain saturates fields in some wheat, corn and soybean areas of eastern Cordoba, southern Santiago Estero, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and northern Buenos Aires.

EUROPE - Greater precip past 3-4 days beneficial in winter crop areas of Germany and Poland. More precip in forecast adds soil moisture and some snow cover at times in northern, central and eastern Europe, and soil moisture in warmer areas farther south and southwest. --- SOVIET UNION - Recent precip and more in forecast adding some snow cover at times in winter crop areas, and some soil moisture in far south. --- SOUTH AFRICA - Recent rain and more in forecast keep up soil moisture, but also slow additional planting in eastern 1/2 of corn areas. Planting conditions more favorable farther west, but some areas need greater rainfall to add some soil moisture. --- NORTH AFRICA - Recent pattern allowing further wheat planting here. Some rain this week slows planting, then better conditions again for 6-10 day. --- AUSTRALIA - No major delays in more completion of harvest in western wheat areas this week. Rain slows harvest near term in eastern wheat areas, with improving conditions during the 6-10 day.


BRAZIL/PARAGUAY GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. upper 70s to low 90s, some cooler in eastern growing areas and some warmer in northwestern growing areas. During the past 72 hours mainly dry from Paraguay and in areas of Brazil as far north as Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo and some southern parts of Mato Grosso. Farther north and northeast in Brazil scattered showers and t-storms occurred, with rainfall 0.50-2.00" along with some lighter an some heavier.

    In growing areas of Paraguay and in Brazil from Rio Grande do Sul northward into much of Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo, some increasing chances for scattered showers and t-storms this week, but not widespread rains. Farther north greatest coverage of rain shifts to northern areas of Mato Grosso, northern Tocantins and far northeastern locations north of Bahia. 5 day amounts in these areas 0.5-2.00". In rest of growing areas 5 day amounts 0.10-0.75" with isolated heavier. Most highs mid 80s to mid 90s, some cooler in far east. 6-10 rainfall below normal large part of this area, with near to above normal amounts in far northern growing areas of Brazil, and some far southern growing areas of Brazil and in southern growing areas of Paraguay. 11-15 day rainfall similar in many areas, but a larger area of near to above normal amounts in Paraguay and farther Brazil. With most soybeans and first crop corn now planted in Brazil, focus is going to shift to gradual increase in need for rain in more areas over next one to two weeks. Additional rain in far northern growing areas of Brazil, and increasing rain chances in Paraguay and far southern Brazil add some soil moisture and slow completion of planting in some areas.


ARGENTINA GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. upper 70s/80s south, mid 80s to mid 90s north. During past 72 hours some rainfall of 0.05-0.50" occurred in some southern and central growing areas, with drier weather overall in north.

    Rain chances increase here this week, with dry time becoming more brief. Greatest rainfall occurs in eastern Cordoba, southern Santiago Estero, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and some far north-central and northeastern parts of Buenos Aires, with 1.00-4.00" amounts and isolated heavier. Elsewhere rainfall 0.50-1.50" with some lighter and a few heavier amounts. Highs 70s/80s, some 90s far north. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal northern 1/3 to 1/2 of growing areas, near to below normal farther south. 11-15 day rainfall near to above normal northern growing areas, near to below normal central and south. Recent weather pattern in most areas has been favorable for additional winter wheat harvest and summer crop planting. Increasing rainfall over the next week or so adds some soil moisture and slows or stops fieldwork. Some heavy rain saturates fields in some wheat, corn and soybean areas of eastern Cordoba, southern Santiago Estero, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and northern Buenos Aires.


EUROPEAN GROWING AREAS

    During past 72 hours precip amounts of 0.25-1.00" common in much of this region. Some heavier in Germany and in areas just to south. Lightest amounts in some southern areas of Europe and mainly dry in Spain. Fairly frequent precip chances most areas this week, melted amounts mostly 0.25-1.00". 6-10 day precip near to below normal most areas, some above in northwest. Greater precip past 3-4 days beneficial in winter crop areas of Germany and Poland. More forecast adds soil moisture and some snow cover at times in northern, central and eastern Europe, and soil moisture in warmer areas farther south and southwest.


FORMER SOVIET UNION GROWING AREAS

    During past 72 hours most precip light in southern Ukraine. In rest of winter crop areas amounts 0.05-0.50". This likely fell as mixed snow and rain. More precip falls most areas this with with melted amounts of 0.25-1.00". 6-10 day precip near to below normal most areas. Recent precip and more in forecast adding some snow cover at times in winter crop areas, and some soil moisture in far south.



AUSTRALIAN GROWING AREAS

    During past 72 hours most of western wheat areas and northern parts of eastern wheat areas were dry. In east some 0.05-0.50" rainfall in southern New South Wales, Victoria and south-central into southeastern parts of South Australia. Some 0.05-0.40" rainfall in eastern part of western wheat areas next 24 hours, otherwise no major rain this week. Rain increases over more of eastern wheat areas this week with some 0.50- 2.00" 5 day amounts. 6-10 day rainfall near to below normal in western wheat areas, some above far south. In eastern wheat areas near to below normal, some above far east. No major delays in more completion of harvest in western wheat areas this week. Rain slows harvest near term in eastern wheat areas, with improving conditions during the 6-10 day. Recent pattern allowing further wheat planting here. Some rain this week slows planting, then better conditions again for 6-10 day.


SOUTH AFRICA

    During the past 72 hours rainfall generally 0.25" or less in some western and south-central corn areas. 0.50-1.50" amounts common elsewhere, with some lighter and a few heavier amounts. Additional rainfall this week favors eastern 1/2 of corn areas, with some 0.10-0.75" amounts. Rain farther west lighter. 6-10 day rainfall near normal eastern 1/2 of corn areas, near to below in western 1/2. Recent rain and more in forecast keep up soil moisture, but also slow additional planting in eastern 1/2 of corn areas. Planting conditions more favorable farther west, but some areas need greater rainfall to add some soil moisture.


NORTH AFRICA

    During past 72 hours dry most wheat areas, with some rainfall of less than 0.25" in far east, in far northeastern Algeria and far northern Tunisia. Some showers return to this area this week, with amounts 0.25" or less in Morocco and 0.25-1.00" farther east. 6-10 rainfall back below normal most areas. Recent pattern allowing further wheat planting here. Some rain this week slows planting, then better conditions again for 6- 10 day.

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