NEWS
Tue Aug 20, 2013 06:38 AM CDT

Very warm to hot conditions covered the Plains and western Midwest Tuesday, with above-normal temperatures in the eastern Midwest as well. Precipitation was confined to showers dotting the southeastern U.S. Temperatures ranged from the upper 60s in southwestern Saskatchewan to the mid 90s in North Dakota, western Nebraska, eastern Colorado, and south Texas.

Wednesday will feature light rain in the Northern Plains and Southeast, with a dry pattern elsewhere. Temperatures will continue their pronounced warming compared to earlier this month. This pattern will move crops along in their later-season phases; however, the heat will also be stressful in areas which ...

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