NEWS
Mike Palmerino Telvent DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:49 AM CDT

We have seen a dramatic increase in precipitation across the Midwest so far this spring season. Despite the fact that it has held up field work, the moisture is very welcome by producers to recharge soil moisture--especially in northwest areas which had been quite dry.

This turn to a much wetter pattern was not in evidence at the beginning of spring. The weather pattern had turned wetter east of the Mississippi River, but the 2012 drought was remaining well established west of the Mississippi. During the middle of February high latitude blocking developed across Canada. (We had discussed this feature in ...

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