Winter Wheat Belt Rainfall

Here is what this past week’s rainfall across the winter wheat belt looked like. Given the much warmer than average weather the last two weeks, the wheat is way ahead of schedule. This makes it much more vulnerable to a late-season hard freeze. That said, the wheat around Wichita looks great. 

Wheat Belt Precipitation Update

Moisture conditions generally continue to improve in the winter wheat belt, but in most areas west of U.S. 81 quite a bit more rain is needed to catch up after the deficits of 2011.

Here is a map of precipitation the last 90 days:

90-Day Precipitation from the NWS

And, here is a percent of normal map:

The precipitation outlook the next two weeks is relatively good for the region.