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Re: Rain amounts...

Sure...I'll come back Saturday or so and post some precip amt maps.  Obviously these are models that can be way off, so errors are always expected.  We've got flood watches up here in southwest Wisconsin.

 

Up north of here where my family has some corn/soybean fields (and hunting land) there is still snow on the ground!  Going to be late planting in these parts.

 

updated map:

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Rain amounts...

From cmegroup.com commentary--a LOT of snow central N, rain E.

 

  Bull spreads were active due to strong US cash markets in the interior of the US with very little new sales being made from producers. Export values were steady midday on light export demand. Heavy rainfall will move across the center Midwest and northern Delta by the weekend which will halt any planting in the region. The northern US Plains will see another dose of snowfall tonight and into the weekend. Accumulation after this event will total 20-30 inches in some areas. The heavy snowfall is likely to cause flooding in regions of the Red River Valley and some suggest corn planted acreage could be cut significantly in areas of Minnesota and North Dakota due to a late start to planting. Temperatures are expected to warm up in the region by next week which will kick off the snow melt season. 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Rain amounts...

Looks like good heavy rain across portions of Iowa/Illinois and Wisconsin today...

 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Rain amounts...

Updated map on some rain totals...  quite the deluge for many areas...

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Rain amounts...

We got 4 inches of rain over the past couple days here on the Michigan/Indiana line. Between flooded fields and washouts that will need fixed it will be a while before planting even gets started here.

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Re: Rain amounts...

looks like a huge area received a significant amount of rain, Blacksandfarmer.

 

what would your ballpark est. of "a while before planting" be?---if you guessed.

 

thanks,

c-x-1

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Re: Rain amounts...

C-X-1, my honest answer would be at least a week and a half with warmer temps and no rain on good ground. The sandy ground may only need a week. Next weeks forecast is cool temps and chances of rain throughout the week.

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Re: Rain amounts...

makes sense. so if it warms/drys up 1st week of may, might be able to begin planting 2nd or 3rd week.?.

 

thanks.

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