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U.S. Midwest SRW Wheat Weather - Mar 2

2 Mar 2018 6:25 am
Midwest corn, soybean and winter wheat highlights 
West: Dry conditions. Temperatures variable. 
East: Light to moderate rain with locally heavier. Temperatures above to much 
above normal. 
Midwest corn, soybeans and winter wheat forecasts 
West: Dry weather Thursday-Saturday. Dry conditions or just a little light rain 
Sunday. Mixed precipitation Monday with some moderate to heavy totals expected. 
Dry weather in the west some snow in the east on Tuesday. Dry weather 
Wednesday. Temperatures near to below normal Thursday, variable Friday, above 
to much above normal Saturday-Sunday, variable Monday, below normal 
East: Light to moderate rain with locally heavier Thursday. Dry weather 
Friday-Sunday. Episodes of mixed precipitation Monday-Wednesday. Temperatures 
variable Thursday, near to below normal Friday, variable Saturday, near to 
above normal Sunday, above normal Monday, variable Tuesday, near to below 
normal Wednesday. 
6 to 10 day outlook: Temperatures variable. Precipitation near to above normal. 
    The overall dry weather pattern is expected to continue in the southern 
plains during the next 10 days. More rain will be needed to support the crop 
when it breaks dormancy. Episodes of cold weather will provide additional 
stress to a crop already experiencing dryness. 
    Recent warm temperatures have melted snow cover through key winter wheat 
areas of Turkey. Moisture supplies should favor any vegetative growth of winter 
wheat at this time. 
    Very cold weather covers wheat areas of Russia and Ukraine at this time. 
Wheat is likely protected from the coldest of this weather by an adequate to 
deep snow cover in most cases. 
    Winter wheat areas of Europe will also see well below normal temperatures 
for a couple more days. However, it does not appear to be cold enough to harm 
dormant winter wheat even in areas without a protective snow cover. Wheat areas 
in Spain and Italy will benefit from above normal winter time precipitation at 
this time, mostly rain in Spain and snow and rain in Italy. 
   Seasonal weather through the North China Plain at this time. No significant 
concerns for the dormant winter wheat crop. 
   Winter time rainfall through in Morocco and western Algeria. The added 
moisture will favor vegetative growth, although prior cold weather has slowed 
development somewhat. 
   Key winter wheat areas of Pakistan and India are dry and very warm at this 
time, increasing stress to this crop. 
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March 02, 2018 01:25 ET (06:25 GMT)
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