NEWS
Spring Weather Outlook - 1
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Wed Apr 2, 2014 06:17 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- For much of the northern and eastern Corn Belt, the spring 2014 weather pattern looks like a repeat of 2013, with wet and cool conditions hindering planting progress.

This scenario is no surprise, after the way the 2013-14 winter season shaped up. The entire central United States had below-average temperatures for the December-January-February timeframe used for weather records; all traditional Midwest states except Ohio and Kentucky recorded "top 10" coldest winters.

On the precipitation side, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio recorded above-average amounts. March has been drier, but the cold weather remains; Midwest Climate Center analysis shows ...

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