Nutrien Ag's Matt Reardon delivers an early fall weather update, highlighting the Midwest's challenges with dry conditions that have resulted in alarmingly low river levels. Additionally, he discusses the likelihood of El Nino bringing precipitation during the harvest season.
By Matt Reardon|2023-09-12T15:05:48-05:00September 12, 2023|
July rainfall brought much-needed relief to crops in Illinois with sporadic heat and humidity causing high heat index days. Nutrien's Matt Reardon reports the jet stream's shift back to the Midwest is aiding in storm tracks and the expectation for El Niño development and a potentially wetter fall.
Despite recent rains, nearly half of Illinois remains in severe drought as of July 6th. Matt Reardon shares the July/August weather outlook and questions if El Nino will stand off a restrengthening drought in the Midwest.
March is a transitional month for us in Illinois when we leave meteorological winter and enter the spring season. The active winter jet stream, which remains strong through February and March, contributes to increased storminess across the state.
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