October 26, 2014

Early Morning Weather Headlines

October 24th, 2014

Corn Belt – A bit of scattered cloud cover this morning over parts of the corn belt as an offshoot of the remains of one frontal boundary leaving the region and the leading fringe of the next  front that wont really arrive until early next week. In any case, the clouds will not be enough to really affect the forecast or the pattern, as we see temperatures near normal. A few radar echoes in northern IA this morning will lift out and diminish quickly, as they are not really associated with any front. The front we have lined up for early next week continues to look OK this morning. There still is not an over abundance of moisture with it as it moves through, but there should be enough to trigger some scattered showers for Monday into Tuesday. The low pressure system is just as strong as it was on previous model runs, but the northern low looks like it may not want to stretch quite as far north…only into central Ontario rather than going all the way to Hudson Bay. This will not stretch precipitation out as far along the cold front in the Corn Belt, which will give a slightly better chance at getting wet. However…we are not changing our amounts….we are only looking for .1”-.4” rain totals and will bump coverage to 50%… {see more}…

Plains – Scattered showers will move into the plains with our next front for the end of the weekend and early next week. The front is impressive in scale, with strong winds and plentiful cloud cover. But, it will rain out most of its moisture over the mountains to the west, and will not have a lot left as it moves into the plains. We continue to look for only minimal moisture, mostly under a quarter of an inch and coverage at 40%. The best rain potential runs from the Northern plains back to about I-80, although we won’t rule out some showers in KS as well…

Argentina Only a couple of minor fronts for Argentina over the next two weeks, but they do bring some moisture. This part of the region will be the driest as we finish October and move into November, but we still are classifying these rains as “timely”. WE like a front showing up next Tuesday through Thursday that can produce half to 1.5” rains over 70% of the region. Another front for the 4th-5th can trigger half an inch of rain but coverage of only 60%.  Temperatures should be nearly normal for the period…


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    Ryan Martin

    Ryan Martin

    Ryan graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Applied Agricultural Meteorology. Ryan has worked in the private weather sector for 18 years and is also a registered broker/branch manager for Allendale. Click on the picture above for more on Ryan and his contact info.