The GRAIN WEATHER ALERT TABLE provides a brief summary of major weather conditions affecting various grain areas in the U.S. and throughout the world over the 2 to15 days. When the weather conditions clearly indicate a significant and prolonged weather events there may be some forecasts summaries presented here which cover the next 30 days .
The Grain Weather Alert table is updated every other day and the following information is provided to aid in the comprehension of the various categories on the Grain Weather Alert table.
WEATHER INFO/ COVERAGE
Extensive........... 75%or more
WEATHER INFO/ INTENSITY
Average........... This term is used to refer to a average of a typical type of weather event listed in the first column . So for rain event this would be a typical or average
Notable............ This term is used to refer to a somewhat heavier than normal precipitation rain or temperatures or wind etc
Intense............ This term is used to refer to a weather event that will even bring a short duration of heavy precipitation or high wind cold or heat OR a weather event which is a NOTABLE but last for a prolonged interval of time . This weather event may receive some media coverage within a particular region.
Extreme......... A weather event of uncommon intensity and/ or duration which will be have a major impact on people or businesses /Grains and will receive at least some attention from the mainstream media
1 Minor -- a weather event which will have small impact on grains in the area
2 Moderate- the weather event which will have a somewhat bigger impact but not all that unusual.
3 Significant-- a weather event of sufficient intensity or duration which can briefly alter or affect normal operations
4 Major - a weather event of sufficient intensity or duration which will likely provide some interruptions of daily operations regarding planting Growth Harvesting transportation and logistics .5 Exceptional-- and weather event of such magnitude that is likely to cause widespread damage Grains/ crops in that area as well as have major media impact and widespread logistical and transportation affects.