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 ...

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