4-22-18 Ag Weather Weekly Outlook. How does it look for #Plant18 this week? Details here. M.

4-22-18 Ag Weather Weekly Outlook. How does it look for #Plant18 this week? Details here. M.

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4-22-18 Ag Weather Weekly Outlook. How does it look for #Plant18 this week? Details here. M. Grain belt weekly outlook 7 mins today. Have a blessed day folks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tat4JOaAzFk&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Precipitation % of normal next 10 days: Temps from normal days 3-10. Keep in mind this is DRASTICALLY warmer than what it has been for weeks even though you still see some blue in here. 
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4-21-18 *SPECIAL SAT LONG RANGE UPDATE* Details on some latest thinking this morning next 3-4 weeks.

4-21-18 *SPECIAL SAT LONG RANGE UPDATE* Details on some latest thinking this morning next 3-4 weeks.

Agriculture, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota
4-21-18 *SPECIAL SAT LONG RANGE UPDATE* Details on some latest thinking this morning next 3-4 weeks. https://youtu.be/11qNAPqcq8E We updated weeks 3/4 and May from yesterday. This is something I have never done before but after some additional research and data into the office here this morning I wanted to adjust. In the video I explain why. Please bear in mind we are coming off of uncharted territory here with respect to this pattern. To date this is the coldest April on record. We are working hard to come up with the best answers possible. My main reasons for the shift is the continuous signal for blocking the models fail to realize in the 11-15 day...once we come within the 10 day range they adjust drastically not only with temps but precip too (hints…
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4-20-18 Central Plains Forecast:  Targeting rains west and south through the weekend….still targeting a big warm-up for week 2. N.

4-20-18 Central Plains Forecast: Targeting rains west and south through the weekend….still targeting a big warm-up for week 2. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video (5:24): http://youtu.be/cuI16n1w-oQ?hd=1 Forecast radar from 9am this morning to noon Sunday CDT: Here is our thinking regarding rain totals through Sunday...watch the video for more specifics regarding timing.   High temperatures over the next 4 days.  Coolest day comes on Saturday with widespread clouds and scattered showers....then we warm as the system departs Sunday and Monday.   Low temperatures over the next 4 days: Wind forecast over the next 4 days: Weeks 1 and 2 temperatures from normal....still targeting a very nice warm-up particularly in the 8-14 day time-frame, when much of the region goes above normal. Weeks 1 and 2 precipitation from normal:  Iowa and northern Missouri stays very dry relative to normal for week 1....focus for moisture west and south.  Week 2 we still favor the drier…
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4-19-18 Central Plains: Updated rainfall trends into the weekend…warmth builds back in next week. K.

4-19-18 Central Plains: Updated rainfall trends into the weekend…warmth builds back in next week. K.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Today's video: http://youtu.be/XnQYr2vIZtQ?hd=1 Latest snowfall totals verification across Nebraska and Iowa showing another swath of 6-12" in many of the areas that just saw heavy snow this past week: Where the snowpack is the heaviest mainly across Iowa Friday morning, watching for patchy dense fog possible with a temperature inversion aloft: Updated thoughts on accumulations...it's no question that data initially had overdone rainfall across Kansas earlier this week vs current analysis...we expect there to be a void in precipitation across Kansas, exactly where that sets up is difficult to nail down with 100% confidence, but we have circled 2 areas where we feel most comfortable for ~0.25-0.75" total through the weekend; if you have questions more local to your locations, please don't hesitate to reach out! Updated high temperature guidance…
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4-19-18 Long Range: Warmer/drier risks increase into next week…updated May/June thoughts on similar trends continuing across the Ag Belt. K.

4-19-18 Long Range: Warmer/drier risks increase into next week…updated May/June thoughts on similar trends continuing across the Ag Belt. K.

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*No video update today* as overall the content discussed yesterday remains valid (will have a fresh video Friday). HOWEVER, highly encourage everyone to check out the updated notes slides as we share our research on the support for building warmth next week to conclude April, as well as updated research on warmer risks on the rise the second half of May into June. Have a blessed day! -Kirk Today's long-range slides (PDF): 4-19-18 Long-Range Analysis
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4-18-18 Kansas/Missouri: Quiet pattern next 2 days, targeting rainfall relief potential for many late week into the weekend. K.

4-18-18 Kansas/Missouri: Quiet pattern next 2 days, targeting rainfall relief potential for many late week into the weekend. K.

Kansas, Missouri
Today's video: http://youtu.be/bl_Fxs9fsaY?hd=1 Overall the pattern of the next 2 days will support little to no precipitation across the forecast area with winds finally winding down tonight across Kansas. Thursday as mentioned in the video we see a widespread relax in the winds across Kansas and Missouri, good conditions to get out and do some spraying if need be. Rainfall coverage picks up in western Kansas late Friday morning and slowly bleeds east into Saturday across mainly central/southern parts of Kansas...eyeing the southern half of Missouri to see lingering rain showers most of Sunday and potentially into Monday now looking like the upper-level low pressure system looks to stall out. Will need to watch this closely. Still some differences between the Euro and GFS models in the rainfall totals here…
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4-17-18 Kansas/Missouri Forecast: Gusty winds continue into Wednesday…latest details on late week rainfall potential. K.

4-17-18 Kansas/Missouri Forecast: Gusty winds continue into Wednesday…latest details on late week rainfall potential. K.

Kansas, Missouri
Today's video: http://youtu.be/gadvPXTH7N0?hd=1 Still dealing with red flag warnings and high wind risks as we get later tonight into Wednesday especially for Kansas and I'd say even southwest Missouri as well, at risks for NW winds sustained at 15-20mph gusting to 45-50mph especially on the day on Wednesday. Otherwise, seeing a lot of sunshine today, Wednesday and Thursday overall for the forecast area: Simulated radar guidance tonight into Wednesday morning is below from the 3km NAM model...a few very light showers, maybe even a storm, possible across far north-central to northeastern Kansas to northern Missouri work west to east...right now we think 0.1-0.2" is possible in these wave, there will be locations that will miss out and stay dry, however: Dry weather settles back in Thursday into Friday...the second half…
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4-16-18 Central Plains Forecast: Calmer weather today….watching WED heavy snow threat for northern Iowa and much needed late-week rains for Kansas! N.

4-16-18 Central Plains Forecast: Calmer weather today….watching WED heavy snow threat for northern Iowa and much needed late-week rains for Kansas! N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/RmUSoQm7-NE?hd=1 What to expect this week: Snowfall analysis from the weekend: Winter storm WATCH for northern Iowa and far northeast Nebraska late Tuesday night through Wednesday.  Here we go again....but this time a much more focused band. Probability of seeing at LEAST 3" of snow off the EPS for Iowa on Wednesday: Still looking at a very good chance for rain across central and western Kansas Friday and Saturday!  Data is in very good agreement given we are several days out.  Here is how the GFS handles this system: Don't necessarily take the data verbatim as they may be overdone, but GFS and EURO in excellent agreement.  Here is the GFS 7-day rainfall: European rainfall forecast: High temperatures over the next 4 days: Low temperatures over the next 4…
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4-14-18 Central Plains Update: Strong winds and areas of heavy snow continue through the day….latest details here! N.

4-14-18 Central Plains Update: Strong winds and areas of heavy snow continue through the day….latest details here! N.

Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Good Saturday morning! Hope you all are staying well and safe as a powerful storm system continues to bring very strong winds and blizzard conditions to the area.  Here is a look at the radar this morning (as of 5:55 AM CDT): Here is how the radar should look going throughout our Saturday.  This animation below goes through 8pm CDT this evening.  Note the snow band across Nebraska will gradually shift east through the day.  We will also be watching for very heavy snowfall to build across northwest Iowa (Spencer, Sheldon, Storm Lake, Estherville areas) going throughout this morning, and note that the snows continue to build south and eastward with time throughout the day over Iowa.   Here is a look at additional snowfall accumulation going from now (6am…
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