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.

Agriculture, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota
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 Northern Plains: Latest details on rain risks this weekend. B.

4-20-18 Northern Plains: Latest details on rain risks this weekend. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/UYQPIAzQ40o?hd=1 Good Friday morning everyone!  We're watching rain begin to develop and make it's way into portions of South Dakota today. You can see on radar this already developing in Nebraska.  If you take a look at the simulated radar you can see these chances continuing throughout much of today and overnight, especially focused on SW South Dakota. The system will gradually weaken early Saturday and light showers will push off to South Central South Dakota before completely diminishing after mid-day.  Overall, precipitation totals look fairly light with some areas in SW South Dakota receiving about 0.10" and up to 0.25" of rain.  Good news is temperatures will be quite warm over the next few days, and sunshine will re-appear for most of the area on Sunday!  The next…
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4-19-18 Northern Plains: Latest details on rain risks this weekend + tracking warmer trends in the forecast. B.

4-19-18 Northern Plains: Latest details on rain risks this weekend + tracking warmer trends in the forecast. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/_QdQ1thjuwM?hd=1 Good Thursday morning everyone!  Overall, expect a quiet day today with sunshine throughout much of the area and temperatures getting up into the 50s for much of the areas not covered in snow. A few lingering areas of mist/drizzle in North Dakota could lead temperatures to stay in the 40s.  Temperatures drop down into the teens and twenties for areas with snow cover and pockets of dense fog could develop with slick spots not out of the question with below freezing temperatures.  We're still watching a rain-maker that likely works into the area late tomorrow and into Saturday: Showers start working into SE South Dakota as early as mid-afternoon tomorrow with scattered showers throughout much of the state late Friday. Heaviest rain looks to be centered in…
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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.

Agriculture, becks, Energy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Premium Discussions, South Dakota, States, Texas
*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 Northern Plains: Latest details on total snow accumulations for today… warming up this weekend! B.

4-18-18 Northern Plains: Latest details on total snow accumulations for today… warming up this weekend! B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/y7h3B0GVSV4?hd=1 Snow that began last night is continuing on for Eastern South Dakota and Southern Minnesota this morning. Heavy snow accumulations are possible in some areas with up to 9" already being reported in extreme Southeast South Dakota.  This snow will continue throughout most of the day with the heaviest additional snow likely occurring in the southern two rows of Minnesota along the Iowa border. Snow likely doesn't exit South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota until around 6-7PM CST tonight with just a few lingering snow showers at that time. Snow continues for Southeast Minnesota until around 9PM CST tonight before the system works to the south and east.  Given the duration, current intensity and latest data, here's a look at our updated snow threat map into tonight. Still…
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4-17-18 Northern Plains: Latest details on accumulating snow risks late today into tomorrow. B.

4-17-18 Northern Plains: Latest details on accumulating snow risks late today into tomorrow. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/_JMlFfZrsD8?hd=1 Good Tuesday morning everyone!  Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for portions of Eastern South Dakota and Southern Minnesota for snow risks that will develop in the area especially overnight tonight and into tomorrow:  Scattered rain and snow showers will develop across the Dakotas this afternoon and into tonight. Some light snow accumulations on grassy surfaces are possible - perhaps 1" with isolated higher totals, but impacts to roads are likely given above freezing temperatures. The bigger story will be the heavier snow that develops for Eastern South Dakota and Southern Minnesota where temperatures are closer to freezing and the changeover from rain to snow will occur quicker. This will be the area that also sees the best dynamics and upward motion favorable…
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4-16-18 Northern Plains: More accumulating snow risks into mid-week… warming up a bit late week. B.

4-16-18 Northern Plains: More accumulating snow risks into mid-week… warming up a bit late week. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video: http://youtu.be/87ftubx9pL4?hd=1 Good Monday morning!  We have a couple lingering snow showers in Eastern Minnesota this morning. We expect these to work off to the east and begin to diminish throughout the day, but still cannot rule out some flurries or light snow showers into the evening hours.  Our next system will begin to develop late in the day on Tuesday and bring a mix of rain and snow to portions of North Dakota. Temperatures look to be above freezing initially, but could drop near freezing overnight on Tuesday so grassy accumulation of 1-3" is on the table with slick spots especially on bridges and overpasses possible into Wednesday morning.  The band of accumulating snow will be fairly narrow and there's a good bit of model disagreement on where…
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4-14-18 Minnesota/South Dakota Update: Latest details on the evolution of this weekend’s rare April blizzard. B.

4-14-18 Minnesota/South Dakota Update: Latest details on the evolution of this weekend’s rare April blizzard. B.

Minnesota, South Dakota
Good Saturday morning everyone! Just wanted to give a quick update on the ongoing Blizzard in portions of the area.  Here's a look at the current radar across the region. As of now, the heaviest banded snow looks to be occurring in southern Minnesota and far eastern South Dakota. These bands are moving at a very slow pace and if anything they are moving slightly back to the NW.  The HRRR initialized well with the current radar and seems to be handling the evolution of the storm well. Overall, most models are in decent agreement of where the heaviest snow will fall throughout the rest of this event. Here's a look at the simulated radar over the next 18 hours from the HRRR. Note, snow will really pick up in…
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