December weather and drought outlook updates

Ag News

BY JOHN FELDT
BLUE WATER OUTLOOK

– December Temperature and Precipitation Outlook
– Seasonal Drought Outlook

NOAA’s December temperature and precipitation outlook has just been issued. This outlook calls for equal chances for either above or below normal December temperatures for most of the corn belt. This outlook calls for above-normal precipitation over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes and equal chances elsewhere.

December Temperature Outlook
Brown = Above Normal Blue = Below Normal

 

December Precipitation Outlook
Green = Above Normal Brown = Below Normal

 

Seasonal Drought Outlook – Through February
Other than isolated spots, drought is not expected to develop over the corn belt through February.

 

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