tractor working in a field and tire on the wet mud

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 aApril 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:

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.

Nathan Houdek
Bio Link Nathan draws upon more than a dozen years of experience in politics, state government, and strategic communications to advise business and non-profit executives in a diverse range of sectors, including health and human services, transportation, community development, and sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Expertise: Politics & Public Affairs, Health Policy & Health Insurance Regulation, Social Impact & Shared Value Consulting, and Sustainable Community Development


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