Harvey and Irene smashed through Central America and Caribbean islands. Meanwhile moisture improves across northern South America, and in the south of the continent, seasonable rainfall continues across the Rio de la Plata basin in the Pampas.
In South America things have been very quiet, rainfall is striking more of a balance across the north, including Venezuela and Colombia, where things had been somewhat dry. I'm beginning to distrust the data coming out of Venezuela. I'm not sure what has been happening, but the rain gauges in the country have not been matching well with the gauges in nearby countries, nor satellite data.
In the south, winter crop production continues to look good across Argentina, Paraguay, southern Brazil and Uruguay. Precipitation has been well distributed and sufficient for crops and pastures.