Power Hour: Deadly Tornado Strikes; Heat Wave Arrives

June 17, 2014 07:00 AM
Power Hour: Deadly Tornado Strikes; Heat Wave Arrives

The rural community of Pilger, Neb., is reeling after a devastating tornado Monday that killed a 5-year-old girl, the Omaha World Herald reports. The system destroyed a school, overturned center-pivot irrigation systems and more. 

Throughout the Midwest, USDA’s agricultural weather forecast predicts warmer-than-normal conditions in the region, with average temperatures up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher than normal. Locally heavy rain and storms are possible in the Corn Belt, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions in the latter half of the week. 

Soil moisture deficits are easing in Iowa and northern Illinois because of locally heavy showers, while drier weather is allowing field work in the South.

From June 22 through June 26, the forecast calls for near- to below-normal precipitation in the central and western U.S. and above-normal rainfall east of the Mississippi.

Click the play button to watch AgDay’s weather forecast for Tuesday, June 17, 2014:

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