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.
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.