According to today's Weather and Crop Bulletin report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), during the second half of the week, wet weather across the South replaced previously tranquil conditions, although some heavy rain had fallen earlier in the western Gulf Coast region and across southern Florida.

At week’s end, rain continued to expand northeastward, reaching into the middle Mississippi Valley. Storminess was especially beneficial for drought-stressed winter grains on the southern Plains, although a sharp northwestern precipitation cutoff left some of the driest areas, including southwestern Kansas, with minimal moisture. Some wet snow was observed in western Texas and neighboring areas.

However, little, if any, precipitation fell during the week across large sections of the country. Elsewhere, precipitation briefly fell in parts of the East—mainly on November 25—and from the Pacific Northwest to the northern and central Rockies, while dry weather and the gradual return of near- or above-normal temperatures favored late-season harvest efforts across the northern Plains and much of the Midwest.

For the full USDA report for Nov. 29, click here.