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Audio Blog – Agricultural Weather Update For February 6

February 6, 2020

  Welcome to World Weather, Inc.’s Audio Blog Page. You can either click on the hyperlink and listen to the recording here or you can right click on the hyperlink and download to your phone or desktop computer. The date shown will update when the recordings have been updated . For help, call (913) 383-1161 or email us at the address linked at the bottom of this page. Agricultural Weather Update For U.S. and South America Updated 02/06/20
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Late Week U.S. Storm To Impact Crops, Travel and Livestock

December 23, 2019

Kansas City, December 23 (World Weather Inc.) – A late week and weekend storm system advertised in the U.S. Plains promises to draw much atmospheric energy into the middle of North America. Warm moist air streaming into the Plains from the Gulf of Mexico and cool dry air pushing south from Canada will help to take an innocent looking low pressure center moving from the southwestern U.S. desert region to the western Great Lakes region and blow it up into a major winter storm. If all of this occurs as advertised there may be some significant weather issues this weekend from the central Plains to the Great Lakes region stressing livestock, causing travel delays and lifting soil moisture in a part of the dry west-central and Plains. The storm system has many days to change its orientation and there is potential for change in the event that will be worth watching while most folks are on holiday. World Weather, Inc. does not believe the storm will be as intense as advertised by some model runs.
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Central U.S. Recovering From Significant Rain Of Last 60 Days

Central U.S. Recovering From Significant Rain Of Last 60 Days

June 26, 2019

Rounds of impressive and significant rainfall have greatly impacted the central United States since late April. The significant rain has put many agricultural areas under water, prevented or seriously delayed the planting of many grain and oilseed crops and caused plenty of river flooding. Rainfall has been well above average and record breaking. Here in Kansas City, it has been the wettest year on record through June 23 and it is beating the previous record by close to 2.00 inches. Some of the most significant rain anomalies have been near Wichita, Kansas, however.
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SE U.S. May Have A Drier, Warmer-Biased Summer

SE U.S. May Have A Drier, Warmer-Biased Summer

May 1, 2019

Brad Luchen, one of World Weather, Inc.'s meteorologists, recently completed a statistical weather study based on the ten wettest 12-month periods ending in March in the southeastern United States. The results of his study suggested the following May through August period tended to be warmer and drier biased. His findings fit well with other World Weather, Inc. studies correlating a drier than usual bias in the southeastern states during the May through July period following record cold Novembers in the heart of the Midwest, record cold Februarys in the northern Plains and solar minimum years.
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East Australia Rainfall May Improve, According To SOI Data

East Australia Rainfall May Improve, According To SOI Data

July 29, 2018

Kansas City, July 27 (World Weather Inc.) – East-central Australia is still suffering from chronic dryness. Unirrigated areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales have been critically dry for an extended period of time and with El Nino possibly evolving later this year or in early 2019 there is concern that drought conditions will become much worse before they get better. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is possibly offering a little short term hope for the region after being consistently negative earlier this month. A notable rise in the SOI since July 10 has left some potential that August rainfall will be more normal than that of recent months.
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Assessing North America Summer Weather In Detail

Assessing North America Summer Weather In Detail

May 15, 2018

Kansas City, May 16 (World Weather Inc.) – It seems logical at mid-May while at the threshold of summer to take a minute and assess the weather’s role in field progress and crop development thus far in the North American growing season and then revisit the trends that should guide us into the future of summer weather. This article is designed to lay out the facts that have gotten us in the current state of soil moisture and anomalous weather and reassess the outlook for the next few months. There are some very interesting trends that need to be noted which will make this a long read, but the conclusion at the end should give us a better target of expectations for the summer growing season that lies ahead.
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Temperatures To Trend Above Avg. In Many U.S. Crop Areas

January 18, 2018

The arctic air mass that caused bitterly cold temperatures across much of the United States earlier this week will be gradually fading over the next couple of days and will be replaced with a warmer air mass. Many crop areas, including the Midwest, Hard Red Winter Wheat Region, and Northern Plains will receive above average temperatures Friday through Sunday. These warmer temperatures will be aided by a trough of low pressure that will move into the western United States later this week. This will promote a southerly wind in much of the Midwest, Delta, and southern Hard Red Winter Wheat Region which will help pull in more warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico area.
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Weather Pattern Shift Likely In United States Dec. 20 – 22

December 14, 2017

By Brad Luchen and Drew Lerner Temperatures across much of the Northern Plains and Hard Red Winter Wheat Region will be above average into the middle of next week. A large cause of this will be related to a flow of air that will often be from the northwest to southeast. This air will warm up as it moves down in elevation into the central United States. As air sinks, it compresses and warms as the air molecules become closer together. Another reason for the above average temperatures will be the lack of snow cover across a majority of the Northern Plains. Often in this time of year, as air
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Too Much Hype – Just The Facts, Please

August 24, 2016

Kansas City, August 24, 2016 (World Weather Inc.) – Being in the agriculture weather forecasting business for 37 years has certainly opened this meteorologist’s eyes to many naturally occurring phenomena that have done nothing more than blown my mind. Super typhoons, extremely hot temperatures, prolonged drought and amazing floods are certainly among the list of the wild and crazy. But this year takes the cake – or so it seems – and the phenomenon has nothing to do the planet’s dynamic atmosphere. No, this year’s most amazing phenomenon has to do with the nature of earth’s inhabitants.
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U.S. High Pressure Ridge Has “Ruffles”

U.S. High Pressure Ridge Has “Ruffles”

July 13, 2016

Kansas City, July12 (World Weather Inc.) – Despite the opinions of some weather forecasters conditions in the U.S. Midwest so far this summer have been almost ideal from a corn and soybean development perspective. Here we sit in mid-July and find soil moisture at favorable levels with much of the corn crop pollinating successfully. There is enough subsoil moisture in much of the Midwest to carry crops for a couple of weeks of weather adversity and it would appear that the moisture reserve will come in handy as a high pressure ridge settles over the production region. This high pressure system aloft will prove to have “ruffles”.
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