Repeat of 2012?
Date: 14 Jun 10:34 PM
Votes: Good: 3 Bad: 1 Abstain: 0
The USDA released their weekly crop progress report earlier today and it painted a worsening crop condition in the state. The featured chart presents yearly time series of corn crop condition rated in either poor or very poor condition. Each of the previous years since 1986 is plotted with this year and 2012 highlighted. Of course, 2012 was a major drought year for much of the corn belt and the worry is that we will have a major drought again this year. While the forecast this week continues the mostly dry and hot weather, there is some hope in the forecast for next week with cooler temperatures and more chances of precipitation.
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ARX = LaCrosse, WI DVN = Davenport, IA DMX = Des Moines, IA OAX = Omaha, NE FSD = Sioux Falls, SD
SVR+TOR Warnings Issued: 138 Verified: 65 [47.1%] Polygon Size Versus County Size [21.4%] Average Perimeter Ratio [0.0%] Percentage of Warned Area Verified (15km) [25.6%] Average Storm Based Warning Size [1116 sq km] Probability of Detection(higher is better) [0.77] False Alarm Ratio (lower is better) [0.53] Critical Success Index (higher is better) [0.41]