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RIVER FLOODING

A new storm system forecast for the central U.S. threatened havoc in areas recovering from severe weekend thunderstorms and tornadoes. More than 200 river gauges reported levels above flood stage from the Great Lakes to Texas. (USA Today)

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CALIFORNIA RAINS

Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought and raising hopes that water-use restrictions might be eased, the Associated Press reports.

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HEAVY RAIN, FLOODS LEAVE ILLINOIS FARM FIELDS SATURATED

Nearly 60% of the state’s topsoil and 40% of subsoil had a surplus of moisture based on a survey of farmers across Illinois, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Tuesday. In central Illinois, 44% of topsoil and 25% of subsoil was saturated due to heavy rain and flooding in November and December that has left Illinois… read more

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CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IS EASED, NOT ENDED

The rain and snow hitting California this week –  partly fueled by an El Nino tied with the strongest on record  – will put a dent in the state’s 5-year-old drought but there’s a catch. The storms will help but will not end the drought in California, said Michael Anderson, the state climatologist. The heavy… read more

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FLOODING UPDATE

Record floods are forecast this weekend on the Mississippi River after torrential rains fell across eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Chester in Randolph County is expected to top its old flood record set in 1993. Updates available on FarmWeekNow.com. The Mississippi is expected to reach 49.9 feet by Friday at Chester, Illinois, south of St…. read more

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DRY DOWN SOUTH

It’s dry in Mato Grosso, Brazil – Brazilian farm consultant Kory Melby writes in his blog this week.  He says there are small chances for rain next week, but he sees yield damage ahead if the rains don’t materialize.

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DROUGHT RETURNS

Central Illinois has returned to moderate drought conditions this week.  The latest Drought Monitor shows the driest area stretches from just south of the Quad Cities southeastward to Jacksonville and Decatur.

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FLOOD WARNINGS IN ILLINOIS

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers in Illinois as a large rain storm moves across the middle of the state. The weather service on Thursday had flood warnings out for the Illinois River at Beardstown, Havana, Henry and Peoria; the Kankakee River, Embarras River, Little Wabash River, Mazon River, Spoon… read more

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Forget Early Planting

The latest 5 day rainfall forecast from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a target painted on Central Illinois with up to 4.5 inches of rainfall expected: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/p120i.gif

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RIVER FLOODING

This week’s heavy rains are bringing flood waters along the Mississippi River. In general, the river is forecast to rise another 2-3 feet above current levels upstream of the Quad Cities area and begin cresting at the end of this week. From Quincy downstream to Grafton, the river is forecast to rise another 5-6 feet… read more

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