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7:00 AM, Friday, October 23, 2020


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS/IMPACTS...

BRAZIL/PARAGUAY - Some recent rain in northern and central growing areas of Brazil has been beneficial for increase soil moisture for newly planting summer crops and for additional planting, but not all locations have had major amounts. Rain needed farther south. Most major growing areas of Brazil and Paraguay will get some significant rain near term and northern areas into 6-10 day. Lightest amounts overall fall in some southern growing areas of Brazil where need for greater amounts will continue. Overall planting pace of soybeans and first crop corn in Brazil has been running behind the 5 year average pace.

ARGENTINA - Some further cooling in northern areas and increase rain chances into weekend in most areas beneficial for adding some soil moisture. Less rain for 6-10 day allows planting to progress. Around 28% of the corn has been planted, a little behind average pace.

CHINA --- No major delays in harvest and fieldwork in most areas in near future, with only some brief slowing at times from light precip. --- AUSTRALIA - Growing conditions generally favorable in most eastern wheat areas and more rain is forecast into next week. Rain slows some early haves. Need for rain greater in western wheat areas and need will increase in near future. --- EUROPE - Some dry time and only light rain favorable for summer crop harvest, winter crop planting and other fieldwork in eastern Europe and rain becomes lighter in Spain also. Elsewhere some rain slows fieldwork into mid next week. --- FORMER SOVIET UNION -Recent precip beneficial for winter crops in much of Ukraine and areas just to the north. Some dry time favorable for fieldwork in these areas. Need for greater precip more critical in southeastern Ukraine and on into eastern winter crop areas where little has occurred for some time. These drier areas get only light amounts and greater amounts badly needed before winter crops go into dormancy. --- SOUTH AFRICA - Weather favorable for planting in most areas, but any locations needing rain do not get much in near future. A few significant amounts in eastern corn areas.


BRAZIL/PARAGUAY GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. 80s/90s most areas, some around 100 far north and some cooler in east. During the past 24 hours greatest coverage of showers and t-storms occurred in some central, north- central and northwestern growing areas, but not all locations had rain with amounts of 0.10-0.75" and isolated heavier. Drier farther south in Brazil and in main growing areas of Paraguay, and also in some far northeastern growing areas of Brazil.

    Most highs into early next week. 80s to near 100, some cooler in eastern growing areas. A general increase in coverage of showers and t-storms is forecast into mid next week with 5 day rainfall of 0.50-2.00" in most areas, along with some lighter and some heavier amounts. Lighter amounts overall in a few southeastern and far northeastern growing areas. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal in northern 1/3 of growing areas of Brazil, near to below normal farther south. Similar trend for 11-15 day. Some recent rain in northern and central growing areas of Brazil has been beneficial for increasing soil moisture for newly planting summer crops and for additional planting, but not all locations have had major amounts. Rain needed farther south. Most major growing areas of Brazil and Paraguay will get some significant rain near term and northern areas into 6-10 day. Lightest amounts overall fall in some southeastern and far northeastern growing areas in near term. Overall planting pace of soybeans and first crop corn in Brazil has been running behind the average pace.


ARGENTINA GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. 90s in some northern growing areas, ranging down to the 60s in some southern areas. Some showers occurred in eastern growing areas past 24 hours with most amounts 0.10-0.75" along with isolated heavier.

    Some further cooling in northern areas and more moderate temps elsewhere into the weekend. Highs 70s/80s common with a few warmer far north and a few cooler far south. Increasing rain chances into the weekend and Mon. with 5 day rainfall 0.50-2.00" most areas. 6-10 day rainfall mostly below normal, 11-15 day rainall near to below normal. Some further cooling in northern areas and increase rain chances into weekend in most areas beneficial for adding some soil moisture. Less rain for 6-10 day allows planting to progress. About 28% of the corn crop has now been planted, a little behind average pace.


EUROPEAN GROWING AREAS

    During the past 24 hours most central and eastern growing areas were dry, with some 0.05-0.50" rainfall in west and a few isolated heavier amounts. Rain stays light into early next week in eastern 1/3 of Europe and some dry time returns to Spain. Elsewhere some 0.25-1.00" rains are forecast. 6-10 day precip near to above normal in far northern and far eastern areas, near to below normal elsewhere. Some dry time and only light rain favorable for summer crop harvest, winter crop planting and other fieldwork in eastern Europe and rain becomes lighter in Spain also. Elsewhere some rain slows fieldwork into mid next week.


FORMER SOVIET UNION GROWING AREAS

    During the past 24 hours there was little or no rain in winter crop areas. Dry weather forecast in most central and southern winter crop areas into early next week, some light precip in north. 6-10 day precip near to below normal most areas. Recent precip beneficial for winter crops in much of Ukraine and areas just to the north. Some dry time favorable for fieldwork in these areas. Need for greater precip more critical in southeastern Ukraine and on into eastern winter crop areas where little has occurred for some time. These drier areas get only light amounts and greater amounts badly needed before winter crops go into dormancy.


CHINA GROWING AREAS

    During the past 24 hours any precip spotty and light in most growing areas. Little or no major precip here into early next week, with only some scattered, light amounts in most areas. 6-10 day precip near to below normal most areas, some above normal in Manchuria. No major delays in harvest and fieldwork in most areas in near future, with only some brief slowing at times from light precip.


AUSTRALIAN GROWING AREAS

    During past 24 hours many wheat areas were dry, with some 0.05-0.60" rainfall in southern parts of western wheat areas and far northern part of eastern wheat areas. Dry in most of western wheat areas into mid next week, with some rainfall of 0.25-1.00" in eastern areas. 6-10 day rainfall mostly below normal in western wheat areas and southwestern parts of eastern wheat areas. Near to above normal rest of eastern wheat areas. Growing conditions generally favorable in most eastern wheat areas and more rain is forecast into next week. Rain slows some early harvest. Need for rain greater in western wheat areas and need will increase in near future.


SOUTH AFRICA

    During the past 24 hours some rainfall of around 0.30" or less occurred in eastern and few central corn areas, with drier weather elsewhere. Most precip stays light here near term, with some light amounts in eastern corn areas. 6-10 day rainfall below normal most areas, some near normal eastern corn areas. Weather favorable for planting in most areas, but any locations needing rain do not get much in near future. A few significant amounts in eastern corn areas.


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