The pattern change we talked about last week is on schedule. The wet pattern is relaxing!
The outlook for the rest of July into August calls for near normal temperatures and rainfall with a slight trending toward warmer and drier conditions but only slightly, not a clear bias.
The latest NOAA Climate Prediction Center outlooks can be found at: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov
The latest 16-day rainfall consensus outlook can be found at the OHRFC website of:
You will note on the 16-day rainfall outlook even though the eastern corn and soybean region dries some, much of the rest of the region is still under pressure for wet conditions.
Longer-term, a strong El Nino is brewing in the Pacific Ocean which will keep pressure on the agriculture areas into fall 2015 and 2016.