Remote sensing (Oct 7), shows winter wheat regions of E Ukraine and SW Russia mainly “worse than normal” compared to the long term mean (golds).
Soil moisture im- proves deeper into C Russia, across SW Kazakhstan, the Southern Caucuses and N Turkey. (greens)
Much of the “heart” of Russia and Ukraine’s winter wheat shows dry soils.
Rainfall in the next 7 days will be nil to .05 inches across much of E Ukraine and the N Caspian Sea region into SW Russia.