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    Zwak wrote:


    4.21” of rain in SSP since Thursday. :roll:

    Friend of mine drove back from Eau Claire early this morning. Said he couldn’t do more than 50, due to the hard rain. Hydroplane risk, plus visibility, coming down that hard.

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    I was in Winona this weekend moving my daughter in for her senior year at Winona State and the rain on Saturday was just crazy. I woke up to rumbles before the rain started which worked out to get some containers in the back of her fiancé’s truck and into my car. The sky just opened up for a couple of hours. We were in a tent which didn’t hold the rain out, 20 year old Eureka finally met her match. Luckily the fiancé had a camper we used on Saturday night while my daughter and him stayed at her apartment. Sunday morning it poured again. Now my tent is hanging in the garage drying out. It was a mess to pack up yesterday. I’m sure Winona got a couple of inches of rain as there was standing water all over town on Saturday.

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    Looks like a good chance we finally get some measurable rainfall, starting early evening. Hopefully no damaging winds to go with it.

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    D2D wrote:


    Looks like a good chance we finally get some measurable rainfall, starting early evening. Hopefully no damaging winds to go with it.

    It really feels like ‘pending storm’ outside.

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    D2D wrote:


    Looks like a good chance we finally get some measurable rainfall, starting early evening. Hopefully no damaging winds to go with it.


    Yeah the one weekend I’m doing a relay race from Minneapolis to Duluth. Tonight will be interesting.

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    This summer can end… too hot and too dry. I have been miserable since June. I can only imagine if I was still living in Mpls. at my apt complex with a window unit and not central air at the house.

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    Another swing and a miss by the local weather people down here. They had us with a predicted 1-2 inches of rain today, and we got a tenth. Now the sun is out…

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    Several weeks ago, someone on WCCO said that he was once told to never predict rain during a drought. I think that’s good advice this year.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Another swing and a miss by the local weather people down here. They had us with a predicted 1-2 inches of rain today, and we got a tenth. Now the sun is out…

    NWS said 80% chance of heavy rain here. We got zilch.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Another swing and a miss by the local weather people down here. They had us with a predicted 1-2 inches of rain today, and we got a tenth. Now the sun is out…

    I was hearing tonight that the metro would be lucky to get anything, but up north (and saw a check-in from Wadena) it’s raining like mad.

    I did literally JUST hear some thunder, as I type this, but still not expecting anything.

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    The Rube wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Another swing and a miss by the local weather people down here. They had us with a predicted 1-2 inches of rain today, and we got a tenth. Now the sun is out…

    I was hearing tonight that the metro would be lucky to get anything, but up north (and saw a check-in from Wadena) it’s raining like mad.

    I did literally JUST hear some thunder, as I type this, but still not expecting anything.

    It’s been raining good here for 2-30 minutes. It just stopped

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    Got a flyby of rain. Some thunder and lightning…maybe 15 minutes?

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    FWIW. Cold and snowy winter expected.

    [media]https://twitter.com/bringmethenews/status/1429831942338383882[/media]

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    We were supposed to get 1-2 inches Friday thru Sunday. Got 3/4 of a tenth. :censored: :censored: :censored:

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    I got 2.2 over the weekend in NYA… 1.8 Friday night alone.

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    Neighbor right across the street was struck by lightening last night. It was loud and intense. Lost most major appliances and has a hole in his roof. My modem not working this morning is very minor compared to what he is working thru.

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    skiier32 wrote:


    Neighbor right across the street was struck by lightening last night. It was loud and intense. Lost most major appliances and has a hole in his roof. My modem not working this morning is very minor compared to what he is working thru.

    Yikes – Is everyone alright?

    We had that happen a few years ago about 5 houses from us and it was crazy. My neighbor’s tree took a direct bolt about 6-7 years but we weren’t home when that happened

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    Norm wrote:


    We were supposed to get 1-2 inches Friday thru Sunday. Got 3/4 of a tenth. :censored: :censored: :censored:

    Looks like 2.5″ of rain is expected from Th-Sat.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    We were supposed to get 1-2 inches Friday thru Sunday. Got 3/4 of a tenth. :censored: :censored: :censored:

    Looks like 2.5″ of rain is expected from Th-Sat.

    Don’t jinx it!!!

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    We were supposed to get 1-2 inches Friday thru Sunday. Got 3/4 of a tenth. :censored: :censored: :censored:

    Looks like 2.5″ of rain is expected from Th-Sat.

    I’ll see it when I believe it.

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    The smoke plume from the fires in Northern Minnesota is dense enough to be showing up on radar

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    And, the view on Lake Superior a couple hours ago. [mention]Luckygirl#13[/mention] knows where this is:

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    We will be in Duluth in a few weeks and I’m wondering how much of it will still be around then.

    I think it hit 95 in Moab today and even though there’s almost no humidity it feels really hot in the canyons and around all these rocks. Even when it was 75 early this morning it felt pretty hot on the hike to Delicate Arch.

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    We will be in Duluth in a few weeks and I’m wondering how much of it will still be around then.

    I think it hit 95 in Moab today and even though there’s almost no humidity it feels really hot in the canyons and around all these rocks. Even when it was 75 early this morning it felt pretty hot on the hike to Delicate Arch.

    Sky was clear & BLUE in Duluth today, barely a cloud in the sky & no smoke…was pretty much the same on Sunday too☝️

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    We were supposed to get 1-2 inches Friday thru Sunday. Got 3/4 of a tenth. :censored: :censored: :censored:

    Looks like 2.5″ of rain is expected from Th-Sat.

    Here is one opinion. It appears I am on the outside ring of this thing again.

    [media]https://twitter.com/NovakWeather/status/1429965268617465857[/media]

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    We were supposed to get 1-2 inches Friday thru Sunday. Got 3/4 of a tenth. :censored: :censored: :censored:

    Looks like 2.5″ of rain is expected from Th-Sat.

    Here is one opinion. It appears I am on the outside ring of this thing again.

    [media]https://twitter.com/NovakWeather/status/1429965268617465857[/media]

    I’m in the green circle, bring it on! Since April 1 I’m 10″ below long term avg. :censored:

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    As long as it’s done by late Friday.

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    Up in the Duluth area, we had an early morning thunderstorm (didn’t last that long) and it’s overcast and now the smoke from the northern forest fires is here, you can smell it and it registers when you breath, it’s BAD today!

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    Been raining and pouring in Eagan since about 430am today. Not sure the rain tally but it is a decent amount so far.

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    Just over 1″ in SSP so far in about an hour & a half.

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    Looking at KSTP radar it looks like Boundary Waters could be getting some good Mother Nature water to help put out the flames

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    davescharf wrote:


    skiier32 wrote:


    Neighbor right across the street was struck by lightening last night. It was loud and intense. Lost most major appliances and has a hole in his roof. My modem not working this morning is very minor compared to what he is working thru.

    Yikes – Is everyone alright?

    We had that happen a few years ago about 5 houses from us and it was crazy. My neighbor’s tree took a direct bolt about 6-7 years but we weren’t home when that happened


    Yes they are all ok. Shook up but ok.

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    Raining here! That’s twice already this summer.

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    What is this water like substance falling from the sky?

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    Beauner wrote:


    As long as it’s done by late Friday.

    I need it to be done by about 10 am on Friday please.

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    Vegoe wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    As long as it’s done by late Friday.

    I need it to be done by about 10 am on Friday please.

    That’s fine with me too

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    Vegoe wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    As long as it’s done by late Friday.

    I need it to be done by about 10 am on Friday please.

    Fore! ?? :D

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Vegoe wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    As long as it’s done by late Friday.

    I need it to be done by about 10 am on Friday please.

    Fore! ?? :D

    Maybe for Vegoe. I may be cleared to play softball this weekend and would like to not have to play in the rain.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Vegoe wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    As long as it’s done by late Friday.

    I need it to be done by about 10 am on Friday please.

    Fore! ?? :D

    Four Ball Final Match… my partner is a teacher, so trying to get it in before he gets back in the classroom.

    :beg:

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    Closed on a cabin on Lake Vermilion last week. Drought has seriously impacted the lake, it’s like 2 ft down. dock is almost completely out of the water. But rain in the forecast luckily should hopefully help a bit and knock this smoke down.

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    Another 1.1″ of rain for me this afternoon. That is 4.4″ since Friday.

    Also had a lightning strike on a tree in my back yard. Was recording the front yard when it happened. There was a very close strike and I didn’t think much of it until I saw the large branches down from a tree that has NEVER dropped anything in a storm.

    You can hear the thunder in this video at 10 seconds.

    https://twitter.com/FatPlanet/status/1430965427258249218?s=20

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    We have been driving east through the middle of the storm for an hour. I am surprised by the number of people that drive with flashers on.

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    Another 1.1″ of rain for me this afternoon. That is 4.4″ since Friday.

    :dup:

    And more to come!!!

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    1.4 inches in the last day here in the sticks. Little too late to really help the crops, but thankful to get moisture back in the soil.

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    2.73” in the last 24 hours here in SSP.

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    Driving from Eden Prairie to Plymouth yesterday at 2 PM was a total down poor

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    1.4 inches in the last day here in the sticks. Little too late to really help the crops, but thankful to get moisture back in the soil.

    Tue: 1.4

    Thu: .9

    Fri: .8

    Very similar to the drought year 1988. We burned up in June July, then got rain in August after it was too late. Even though it’s too late for the crops we still need the rain. After 3 inches there are no puddles.

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    Hurricane Ida is forecast to make landfall as a Category 3 storm in the New Orleans area on Sunday. Sunday is the 16th anniversary of Katrina’s landfall.

    Some models are predicting it to be Cat 4 before landfall. Apparently there’s a lot of heat in the water of the gulf right now.

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    And, of course, it’s coming in a bit to the west of New Orleans… so that front-right quadrant (the really nasty area) is likely to sweep over the city.

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    And, of course, it’s coming in a bit to the west of New Orleans… so that front-right quadrant (the really nasty area) is likely to sweep over the city.

    Capture.PNG

    We shall see if the new pumps are up to the task.

    They made a lot of improvements to dykes and pumps after Katrina. Let’s hope the money spent was worth it.

    I have a feeling some trucks and helicopters will be at the ready this time around.

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    Mille Lacs has NOT recieved any heavy rain. Short little thunderstorms maybe once every 2 weeks. Last couple of days some gentle off & on rain but not a serious soaker.

    Leaf color is showing way early from stress.

    Lake is down a foot from where I like to see it.

    As much as I detest snow I hope we get socked this winter.

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    IT’S RAINING! @ Mille Lacs!

    Can you say fat cow on a flat rock!

    No hard wind and the radar has the bad stuff farther south.

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    3 inches in a little over a couple of hours here with more lined up. Crazy winds blew branches down. Sump pump running like crazy.

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    Working in Shorewood today (side hustle), got the downpour. Stopped at Back Channel Brewing on the way home (about 10 minutes north of where I was working), and they said they barely got anything. Just a small sprinkle.

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    We’ve had eighteen raindrops in AV so far. A little thunder, a little lightning 🦵right now so hoping for more.

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    We’ve had eighteen raindrops in AV so far. A little thunder, a little lightning 🦵right now so hoping for more.

    I think it’s coming your way from the SW. That’s the current path. Hitting the corner of the state now.

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    We’ve had eighteen raindrops in AV so far. A little thunder, a little lightning 🦵right now so hoping for more.


    Nice Beerdarts reference

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    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    We’ve had eighteen raindrops in AV so far. A little thunder, a little lightning 🦵right now so hoping for more.

    I think it’s coming your way from the SW. That’s the current path. Hitting the corner of the state now.

    I can confirm that. We are under a flood warning now. Could get 2 more inches yet tonight.

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    Thunder now rumbling in the Tonka/Hopkins area. That slow and low rumbling. Something is definitely brewing again.

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    Witnessed today why you don’t want to be on a lake during a lightning storm. Saw a huge flash from inside the cabin the definitely hit water followed by some impressive thunder on a two count.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    We’ve had eighteen raindrops in AV so far. A little thunder, a little lightning 🦵right now so hoping for more.

    I think it’s coming your way from the SW. That’s the current path. Hitting the corner of the state now.

    I can confirm that. We are under a flood warning now. Could get 2 more inches yet tonight.

    Send some here. NWS just went from 100% chance of 2″ to 90% chance of .75″

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    Norm wrote:


    Send some here. NWS just went from 100% chance of 2″ to 90% chance of .75″

    I wish I could. We needed the rain as you know, but not this much this fast. ( but hey, as a farmer, we are never happy with the weather :wink: )

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    Incredible how it’s been going around us all night. 1/2 goes North and 1/2 goes South. The little gap in the middle is us.

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    Norm wrote:


    Incredible how it’s been going around us all night. 1/2 goes North and 1/2 goes South. The little gap in the middle is us.

    Same here. Thunder and some lightning, but no rain. It other words, a nice soundtrack, no substance.

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    Norm wrote:


    Incredible how it’s been going around us all night. 1/2 goes North and 1/2 goes South. The little gap in the middle is us.

    We ended up with 5.1 inches for the day. Neighbor 2 miles south got 7. Appears the ground took it in pretty good. A few low spots around the yard has standing water. We luckily avoided the large hail and damaging winds. Did blow down some branches and I thought our flag pole was going to snap at one point. Time to explore the area to really see it looks like.

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    That is an incredible amount of rain.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    That is an incredible amount of rain.

    To show how dry it is, there are only a couple of spots where water is standing in the ditches. Our sump pump ran for a couple of hours after the deluge, but not at all now.

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    Seriously, what does the NWS mean when they say 100% chance of 1-2 inches? To me, it means it’s a lock. We got .1″

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    Last night at 12:20ish, we had an extremely loud clap of thunder that occurred at the same time as a bunch of lights turning on then off, ceiling fan stopped working, blu-ray player turned on, AV reciever and subwoofer turned on, printer turned on, wife’s criket turned on, main thermostat reset, floor warming thermostat turned on, router reset… very odd. I looked around the house and didn’t see any damage, so I went to bed.

    Today I went out in the garage, and find the control panel for our sprinkler system in bits and pieces scattered all over the garage, and the AC Adapter plug-in blown apart with burn marks. The Outlet strip it was plugged into – still functions, that outlet itself still works despite burn marks all over it. Wow. So i go around the house, no visible signs of a strike. Then I notice a valve box cover broken in half with both pieces 10′ or so away from the box itself. Inside the box a valve is completely charred…

    So it hit the sprinkler valve (through the plastic cover somehow?), travelled through the wires to the control panel, exploding it. Then hit the AC adapter, burning and destroying it. Then went into the house and somehow damaged nothing else…

    Very thankful, and counting our blessings. I have no idea how nothing else is damaged (that we know of so far), and a fire didn’t start with all the kindling that is in and around our garage. So lucky we didn’t lose anything else.

    A new sprinkler valve and controller is going to be around $200 probably, when it could’ve been much worse. Is there anything else I should be checking?

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    Jebus! Glad you’re home and your family are ok.

    This is amazing and scary.

    https://twitter.com/drkimwood/status/1432137783502675971?s=21

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    NWS says 100% chance of 1-2 inches here, same as they said last weekend when we got .1. In other words they must think it’s not going to rain.

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    Norm wrote:


    NWS says 100% chance of 1-2 inches here, same as they said last weekend when we got .1. In other words they must think it’s not going to rain.

    We were supposed to only get about 1/4 to 1/2 today because they said it was going north. We are at 1.9 so far with more to come. Gives us about 8 inches in the last week

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    NWS says 100% chance of 1-2 inches here, same as they said last weekend when we got .1. In other words they must think it’s not going to rain.

    We were supposed to only get about 1/4 to 1/2 today because they said it was going north. We are at 1.9 so far with more to come. Gives us about 8 inches in the last week

    We left Rapid City to come home and i nearly had to pull off the road west of Chamberlain because it was raining so hard.

    Now we are in Worthington and we went through a couple pretty heavy bands just a bit ago

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    NWS says 100% chance of 1-2 inches here, same as they said last weekend when we got .1. In other words they must think it’s not going to rain.

    We were supposed to only get about 1/4 to 1/2 today because they said it was going north. We are at 1.9 so far with more to come. Gives us about 8 inches in the last week

    City boy question for you [mention]frozen4champs[/mention] ..what is the dream weather for a farmer? I realize it may vary based on the crops you grow but in general how much rain would you like to get and how often? How about temperatures?

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    Zwak wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    NWS says 100% chance of 1-2 inches here, same as they said last weekend when we got .1. In other words they must think it’s not going to rain.

    We were supposed to only get about 1/4 to 1/2 today because they said it was going north. We are at 1.9 so far with more to come. Gives us about 8 inches in the last week

    City boy question for you @frozen4champs ..what is the dream weather for a farmer? I realize it may vary based on the crops you grow but in general how much rain would you like to get and how often? How about temperatures?

    I will give you the general, short answer. In the spring you would like to have moisture in the soil when planting. This year the soil was too dry to start. You would then like a rain right after planting. Ideally, you would then love it to warm up and get about an inch a week through the summer. This years temps, even as hot as it was in June-July was perfect. But, with no rain, it was devistating. In August, we would love a nice shot of rain when the grains are getting their ears ( corn) and pods ( soybeans) to help fill them out, followed by a warm dry fall. The rains we have received the last week will help with tillage and make the soil softer and will help in the long run, but won’t really help this years crops. This year was the perfect storm of the bad as it was a dry, cold planting season, followed by a hot, lack of moisture summer. The crops took a long time to emerge as it sat in cold, dry dirt. The lack of moisture also hurt the activation of fertilizer and spray, making them much less beneficial. There is a formula called heat units, but explaining that is for another day. You can check that out here–https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/timeless/heatunits.html

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