NEWS
Cold Pattern Continues for Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:59 AM CST

As the day length increases at a more rapid pace and the sun gets higher in the sky, we begin to expect weather to gradually begin its annual warming trend. Unfortunately, any signs of spring are at best remote and mostly confined to the longer time we see the sun each day.

With February's weather all but in the books, we find that unlike the earlier portion of winter when western areas were milder, temperatures were consistently very low from east to west across the Prairies. Temperature departures have ranged from 6 to 8 degrees Celsius (10 to 13 Fahrenheit) ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
Warm, Dry in Central US This Weekend
Ag Weather Forum
DTN Ag Weather Brief
NWS River Stages
Market Impact Weather
Rain Friday in the Midwest, Plains
Ag Weather Forum
Great Weather for Prairies
Market Impact Weather
Rain Thursday in North-Central Areas