NEWS
Winter Weather Outlook - 2
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Dec 28, 2012 06:29 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- In what may be a "Tale of Two Corn Belts," the Eastern Corn Belt has seen some -- but not total -- recovery in its moisture supply following the drought of 2012, while the Western Corn Belt has not. (See "Winter Weather Outlook - 1" in Recent Feature Articles).

Records kept by DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Joel Burgio, as well as the Midwest Climate Center in Champaign, Ill., show the fall time frame brought many above-normal precipitation totals to the region east of the Mississippi River.

"The Eastern Corn Belt has been recovering for awhile," Burgio said. ...

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