NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu May 16, 2013 07:02 AM CDT

The extreme heat in the western Corn Belt Tuesday, May 14 2013 bears some examination. Was it just atmospheric activity or was there some drought effect as well?

We talked about this event during our DTN-Schneider long range forecast conference call Wednesday. My colleague Mike Palmerino made a strong case for the atmospheric dynamics alone being responsible for the quick and intense heat event. I also checked with a few climatologists in the region about this subject. That atmospheric forcing angle was also supported by Nebraska state climatologist Al Dutcher, northern South Dakota regional climatologist Laura Edwards, and South Dakota ...

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