Joel Burgio Telvent DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Aug 21, 2014 01:19 PM CDT

The upper level charts from last evening feature a subtropical ridge moving over the middle and lower Miss river valley. We note an upper level trough over the Great Lakes which is holding a southern branch jet stream over the northern and eastern Midwest. This is the reason for the current thundershower activity in the Midwest while the central and southern plains and Delta are mostly dry and hot. A second trough, also associated with this southern branch, is located over far east Canada. There is a another trough over western North America associated with the northern branch ...

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