Northern and central Brazil have been getting timely rains with plenty of subsoil moisture for crop development. World Weather Incorporated Meteorologist Drew Lerner says southern Brazil does not have the subsoil moisture to sustain crops for very long. “If you look at the percentage of normal rainfall for this month for southern Brazil, it’s way below average,” says Lerner. “The only reason they don’t have a problem is because it continues to rain periodically. They got a good soaking rain in October. Yet if they miss one to two more rain events and the temperatures get warmer, we’ll probably be talking about dryness in southern Brazil.” Argentina is getting adequate rains. “I don’t see their moisture has been that far below normal. They’ve had timely rains.”
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