Across the Corn Belt, cool, unsettled weather across northwestern portions of the region is slowing fieldwork. Dry, mild weather elsewhere is favoring a rapid pace of summer crop planting and emergence.
On the Plains, developing rain and snow in northern areas is hampering spring grain planting. Dry weather across the rest of the region is promoting fieldwork and winter wheat development.
In the South, dry weather is promoting flood-recovery efforts in portions of the Southeast, although rivers continue to rise in the northern Delta following recent excessive rainfall. Unfavorably dry conditions persist in the southern Delta.
In the West, rain and snow showers in the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest are boosting water supply prospects. Elsewhere, fair skies are promoting summer crop planting and emergence.