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05-04-2013 06:16 PM
a look at the US surface map shows the cluster of 3 different types of frontal boundaries within about 700 mi of each other....... 2 moving, 1 not.
Then you've got 1 H and 2 L gradients in vicinity.
All I know, is Mother N. is in charge and and the people trying to forecast from day to day or out 1-2 weeks have their heads-a-spinnin'.
need to change my handle to dry-line
05-04-2013 10:57 PM - edited 05-04-2013 11:24 PM
As of Saturdaynight, it has either been snowing heavily or raining heavily since Wednesday night. Moisture galore yes, but planting delays definitely. There won't be a wheel turning in most of Iowa until late next week, mark my words. Maybe later. Who cares? I don't know. Maybe somebody cares. Marketeye.
By the way, if you have a half desire to do well in your marketing plan this year, make note of this comment made Saturday by this well respected analyst:
"I am reducing my projections for 2013 corn acres and yield this week. I am dropping my projection for planted corn acres by 1.5 million acres and taking my projected national average corn yield down by 1 bushel per acre to 154 bushels per acre. This would project a total corn crop of about 13.4 to 13.8 billion bushels. For soybeans, I am increasing the planted acreage by 1 million acres to 78.1 million acres. I will stay with a projected yield of 43.5 bushels per acres. This works out to a total 2013 soybean crop of about 3.2 to 3.4 billion bushels."