Producers across the Corn Belt faced one struggle after another as harvest drew to a close this fall. Throughout 2019,
they fought brutal cold; a major blizzard; flooding; cold and wet conditions during planting season; mid-season dryness
across the eastern Corn Belt; a return to wet conditions during the fall harvest period; freezing temperatures to late maturing
crops; and two intense storm systems in October that brought high winds, wind, and significant snows to portions of the northern and western Corn Belt.
After that, the question on everyone's mind was: Will we have a repeat of last year's winter?
Al Dutcher tackles that question in our opening story in this edition of the Climate Crossroads, our quarterly newsletter.
You can also find these headlines in this edition:
- Mesonet data used to improve services;
- Flooding and climate talks top requests;
- NSCO releases mobile-friendly site; and
- Mesonet shifts to calibration season.