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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 31, 2016



South winds return today, and that will pump temps back up over the Hoosier state We After setting records for high temps Saturday in spots, we may be able to do it again in some areas tomorrow or Wednesday, as temps remain well above normal for this time of year. Temps tomorrow and Wednesday will be closer to early to mid-September temps, rather than early November!!

Our next cold front arrives overnight Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. This front brings .25”-.6” rain potential to about 75% of the state. The front looks much more ominous to the west over IL, but will lose some of the heavier precipitation potential as the sun sets, and thunderstorms become less of a threat. By midday Thursday, the rains will be exiting OH, and we see sunshine coming in quickly again behind.

Dry weather runs from Friday through the weekend and into midweek next week. We likely will not see our next front until Thursday the 10th into Friday the 11th. This front will bring rains of .25”-.5” with coverage at 60% of the state. The rest of the extended window behind that front looks dry, through the 15th.

Temps stay normal to above normal through the next two weeks. We still look for a significant cool down coming, but it does not show up in this 15 day window. Perhaps as we move into the second half of the month we see temps pull back, but for now we see an upper level ridge or at least zonal flow patterns hold over the Hoosier state through the 15th. This should allow for good harvest progression and completion across the state in the coming 2 weeks.