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The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) are predicting a wetter than normal 2018 growing season in Wisconsin, accompanied by seasonable temperatures.

For the April to June planting period, NCEP predicts average temperatures and wetter conditions. Here’s the long-range map showing predicted rainfall in the Great Lakes region.

Map of April to June planting period

NCEP’s year-long outlook shows a wetter condition persisting through the growing season. Note the areas in green for the three-month rolling forecasts:

Rolling Forecasts

Temperatures (areas in white) are predicted to be at near-normal levels in and around Wisconsin.


These forecasts change monthly. We’ll continue to track data from NCEP and NOAA to aid Wisconsin growers in planning.

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Nathan previously served as a Principal at Michael Best Strategies. He specialized in politics and public affairs, health policy and health insurance regulation, social impact and shared value consulting, and sustainable community development.