Are you sure you'd like to remove this alert? You will no longer receive email updates about this topic.
Latest From Don Keeney
Abundant rains across central areas over the past week helped to significantly improve moisture supplies, which will favour heading winter wheat and will also condition soils for corn and soybeans as early planting gets underway.
Heavy rains occurred across eastern Australia over the past few days, easing most of the dryness across the wheat areas in Queensland and New South Wales.
The current cold weather pattern is expected to remain in place across the central and eastern US over the next two weeks.
Dryness is increasing in palm areas of east central Sumatra, northern and south-eastern Malay Peninsula and north-eastern East Malaysia.
Very cold conditions should return to the US Midwest on Thursday and Friday, and some spotty winterkill will be likely in central Illinois and west-central Indiana, as snow cover remains limited there.
Snow cover remains in place across the northern US Midwest, but has declined a bit across the central Midwest ahead of a new cold spell.