Dry weather continues, locally...

Dry weather continues, locally...

Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather favors soybean planting and crop development, although pockets of unfavorable dryness exist.

On the Plains, during the 2-week period ending May 20, the portion of the Kansas wheat crop rated very poor to poor increased from 11 to 22%.

In the lower Mississippi Valley, drought is developing. During the week ending May 20, the portion of pastures in Arkansas rated in very poor to poor condition increased from 11 to 23%.

In the West, nearly half (45%) of California’s rice was planted during the week ending May 20.

The 6- to 10-day outlook calls for above-normal temperatures from the central and southern Plains to the East Coast, with wetter-than-normal weather from the upper Midwest into the East Coast.
 

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments