Argentina Drying Out For A Few Days…But

Written by on April 21, 2016 in NatGasWeather - 1 Comment

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Heavy rains again fell yesterday afternoon and evening over Argentina and Uruguay, negatively impacting the soybean crop. However, the stalled frontal boundary that was driving this has shifted north into southern Brazil. There will still be scattered showers today in N. Argentina, but overall, nice drying will push across much of the soybean belt for damage assessment.  The image above shows the Doppler radar from last evening with a nice swath of rainfall across the northern soybean belt where several inches accumulated. There was a sharp drop off in rainfall just to the south, which should allow for field work.  The first image below shows rainfall tonight shifting just enough to the north to dry out Argentina, the second shows the IR satellite image from this morning with the band of showers pushing north and east. 
 

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However, rains will return later this weekend, although not as heavy over Argentina, but still enough to again impact harvest. Uruguay won’t be as lucky with heavy rains likely to set back up.  Soybean prices could get a bit choppy here with the rain taking a break for a few days as the markets wait on word of impacts. The final image shows how the boundary triggering showers and thunderstorms will shift back into Argentina and Uruguay later this weekend, focused east of Argentina soybean fields but still with more showers and thunderstorms to come.
 

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One Comment on "Argentina Drying Out For A Few Days…But"

  1. Chipp April 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm · Reply

    good info. thanks.

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