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Wednesday 04/01/15

Spring Soil Moisture a Concern for Canadian Prairies
The seeding season grows closer each day. With snow cover all but gone across most of the Prairies, we continue to have some concern that diminished soil moisture could become an issue by the time planting gets underway.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:18AM CDT 04/01/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/30/15

California Drought And Climate Change
A new study finds a strong link between the historic California drought and climate change.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:51PM CDT 03/30/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (6)
If L. A. ,Ca. has a blizzard, it must be global warming. We have carbon credits to sell!!!
Posted by Charlee Garst at 9:30PM CDT 03/30/15
Interesting, I don't see anything about blizzards in L.A. in this article, could Charlee Garst be wrong?
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 6:55AM CDT 03/31/15
I'm curious as to why the mega drought that occurred a thousand years ago or the 1930's drought was natural, cyclical climate change and the current one is totally man made.
Posted by MATT MULLER at 1:23PM CDT 03/31/15
Were the man-made lakes not constructed because of the water shortage?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:51AM CDT 04/01/15
The Climate Change "experts" can't agree whether earth will burn up with drought or drown out with too much rain. But they know for sure that whichever occurs, it will be "disastrous". And to Matt - the EPA has a "save our winters" program which they hope to use to help provide JOB SECURITY.
Posted by Curt Zingula at 6:56AM CDT 04/01/15
Conclusions from climate change research are actually for both extensive drought and too-wet conditions although in different areas. There's more detail at this link to U.S. climate change impact highlights: http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 7:47AM CDT 04/01/15
 

Friday 03/27/15

When Wheat Dies; Winterkill Notable In Plains Wheat
Almost every wheat field in northwestern Kansas through western Nebraska may have some large patches of winterkill--with no recovery.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:23PM CDT 03/27/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Bryce,Here in Michigan we have winter kill in soft red quit often.Last year it was bad,lots of acres were tore up and planted to something else.We had early snow and alot of snow all winter so the ground never froze.I think then in the spring when it did freeze and thaw it heaved it out. Wheat looked good when we top dressed,but 2 weeks later was dead.Winter kill in some form or another happens almost ever year here.
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 6:42AM CDT 03/29/15
 

Thursday 03/26/15

Spring Forecast Concerns for W. Canada
Some weather concerns remain for Western Canada during the upcoming spring seeding season as some of the same weather features that have been in place all winter continue to show up on forecast charts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:37AM CDT 03/26/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/25/15

Early Spring Pattern Implications
Cold and wet weather has brought corn planting to a virtual standstill in the southern U.S.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:54PM CDT 03/25/15 by Mike Palmerino | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
February NOAA State of the Climate Report
Following are highlights from the February NOAA State of the Climate report. To sum things up quickly--except for eastern North America and the northern Atlantic Ocean, there was a whole lot of warmth going on[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:04AM CDT 03/25/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/23/15

NW Corn Belt Drought to Continue
Moderate drought is expected to develop across the entire northern Corn Belt -- including northern Iowa -- during spring.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:26AM CDT 03/23/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 03/19/15

Warm Eastern Pacific Ocean May Influence W. Canada
Eastern Pacific Ocean waters have been warmer than normal during the past several months and the question arises as to whether this warmth helped keep a semi-permanent ridge in place across the western part of North America during the past several months.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:00AM CDT 03/19/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 03/13/15

Brazil Indeed Has Been Dry
Even with record soybean production on the way, Brazil as a nation is going through the second straight year of drought.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:53AM CDT 03/13/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 03/12/15

Earlier Start to Spring This Year on Canadian Prairies
The weather patterns in place during late winter and so far in March hint that we may see spring begin across Western Canada sooner than we saw during the past two years.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:09AM CDT 03/12/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/11/15

Variable Western Water Forecast
A very inconsistent water supply for this spring season is indicated in USDA's latest report on Western U.S. snowpack.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:04PM CDT 03/11/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/09/15

Eastern Corn Belt Field Work May Be One Month Late
Some Ohio Valley farmers are looking at a third straight year of late planting following this week's snow and ice storm.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:28AM CDT 03/09/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 03/06/15

Let's Keep Perspective On El Nino
NOAA's El Nino Advisory leads to some questions about whether El Nino is actually in effect.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:39PM CST 03/06/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 03/05/15

Strong Atlantic High Caused Colder Feb. in W. Canada
When we look back to figure out the reasons why certain weather takes place, we commonly find local weather extremes are caused by weather features that are half a world away.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:54AM CST 03/05/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 03/03/15

Back-To-Back Record Yields Unlikely
The U.S. corn yield shows a tendency to drop off in the year following a new record.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:38PM CST 03/03/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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