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Moderate temperatures in some plains


Moderate temperatures in some plains

Beyond the Corn Belt, snow showers are confined to the leeward areas of the Great Lakes. Cool and dry weather covers the rest of the Midwest, favoring late corn and soybean harvesting efforts in areas where the fields are not wet. In Michigan, where 76% of corn and 80% of soybeans were harvested by November 14, topsoil moisture was assessed as 47% surplus. On the same day, the topsoil of Ohio and Indiana had a surplus of 25% and 22%, respectively.

In the plains, dry weather and south winds accompany temperature recovery. In fact, Friday’s high temperatures exceed 60 ° F north to western Nebraska, within 36 hours of local measurements below 10 ° F. Topsoil water shortages continue to impede the settlement of winter wheat in some areas, especially parts of Montana and the southern half of the High Plains. Moreover, today, the threat of grass fire is increasing in the southern part of the High Plains.

In the south, clouds and scattered showers remain throughout the Florida Peninsula. Elsewhere, cool and dry weather favors winter wheat planting and fieldwork such as cotton, peanut and soybean harvesting. In Louisiana, 43% of sugarcane was harvested by November 14, with an average of 50% over five years.

In the west, there are widespread rain and snow showers in the northern half of the region. Some of the most organized precipitation extends inland from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rocky Mountains. On the other hand, warm and dry weather is widespread in the southwest. Near Estes Park, Colorado, it is reported that 60% of 147 acres of Kruger Rockfire, which ignited when the wind blew trees over power lines on November 16, were contained.

Moderate temperatures in some plains Moderate temperatures in some plains

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