Brownfield meteorologist: not much optimism in weather forecast
Brownfield’s meteorologist Greg Soulje says an abnormal weather pattern is expected to continue.
“Not much optimism on this next weather system for the central corn belt and some very late season outbreaks of severe weather from about the Black Hills east through Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin and sections of Iowa.”
He says rain isn’t expected to reach the states that really need it.
“Some of these rains which have been drenching through the northern plains and upper Midwest, I don’t think they are really going to amount to a whole hill of beans in sections of the central Corn Belt. Illinois, Indiana and parts of Ohio for example that have not seen any significant rain from just about the beginning part of July.”
As for temperatures, Soulje says,
“The heat still continues on in the southern plains and almost a hint of early autumn through the far northern lakes region and points on east from there.”
Soulje says the
bit of good news he has is the prediction of a normal or even later frost
across much of the Midwest that could extend the growing season for delayed
corn and soybean acres.