NEWS
Midsummer Weather Outlook - 1
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Wed Jun 26, 2013 06:53 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Missouri state climatologist Pat Guinan knew drought fortunes in the Midwest were changing almost six months ago, when a moderate to heavy rain event moved across portions of the Midwest.

"We had 1 to 2 inches of rain across Missouri, and the soils had no frost -- which allowed the moisture to all work into the soil profile," Guinan said.

The rain continued in the Midwest, especially during spring with rainfall records rewritten. Rochester, Minn., had a record 21 inches of precipitation, an astounding 13 inches above normal. Iowa had its wettest spring ever "by quite a ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
N.Plains, Midwest to See Weekend Rain
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Daily Export Grain News
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
Rain Friday in Central Plains
Rain and Chill Arrives for Canada
Scattered T-Storms Friday
Market Impact Weather
Rain Thursday in Northern Midwest Areas