Tuesday afternoon precipitation included rain and snow throughout the Far West and Northwest, rain showers in the Ohio Valley, and a shower and thunderstorm combination in the Delta and Deep South. Other primary crop areas were dry. Temperatures ranged from the low 30s in southern Saskatchewan to the low 80s in southern Texas. » More DTN Weather Commentary
If recent warm weather across the country continues, the grain shipping season on U.S. waterways could see an early start this year. The warm weather also may be a temptation for farmers to start spring field work early.