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Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Morning forecast

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Argentina shows worst in W and S Brazil mostly O.K.? E Argentina shows y-o-y surprise

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A Mixed Picture
Argentina crop remote sensing shows some year over year surprises, contra La Nina. The worst vegetation condition shows over W and S Argentina, while Brazil shows some year over year improvement. The near term outlook for Argentina is wettest in the parched S and W and driest in the East.

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As of 12/23a mixed vegetation composite. Year over year improved (blue) in Uruguay, N, E and far S Argentina. Deterioration (brown) in WC, SW and S Argentina.

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In Brazil, S and parts of SE Brazil have deteriorated, while center-west and parts of SE and far S Brazil show improvement. Recent rains have also improved Uruguay compared to the same time last year.

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Remotely sensed droughtover the past 4 weeks, moderate to exceptional drought has spread over W Argentina and parts of Mato Grosso do Sul and W Sao Paulo, Brazil. Also, a strip of intensifying drought shows in central Buenos Aires.

Vegetation health7-day composite ending 12/23. ...values below 40 indicating different levels of vegetation stress, losses of crop and pasture production might be expected. If the indices are above 60, plentiful production might be expected

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South America Vegetation Health (Dec 23)indices below 40 show distinctly in red, from center-south, Brazil to a much broader area of west and south Argentina.

The next two weeks (through 1/11) from this mornings GFS model outputthe heaviest Argentine rains will cross South Argentina and miss E Argentina, Uruguay into Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.