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Weather Change is Welcome

Different parts of the U.S. are seeing a reversal of recent weather conditions.

Some much needed change of weather is expected this week in a couple of areas. According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey the Southeast that has been struggling through a drought will see some relief.

"We've got a very slow-moving and moisture-laden storm moving through the Southeast, the Eastern Corn Belt and now approaching the East Coast," Rippey says. "That represents a welcome change in that part of the country. Just to get an inch or two of rain is not going to break this drought, of course but it does provide a boost for winter grains that have just been planted or soon will be planted."

At the opposite end of the spectrum is the Western Corn Belt, which has been drowning in water slowing down harvest and planting.

"As the rain has moved to the east we've see the return of dry weather finally," Rippey says. "A lot of locations including Pierre, South Dakota and Norfolk, Nebraska have already set October rainfall records with more than a week left in October. These areas need a chance to dry out and it looks like that will happen."

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