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Dry August Hurts Area Crops

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

The dry weather we experienced last month has taken its toll on area farm fields.  State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the rain we received Tuesday was a little help for farmers.  He says the rain might help fill out the bean pods and might help the corn.

Hillaker says we received about one-fourth of the normal rainfall in the month of August.  He adds the dryness and warmer temperatures were not part of the normal weather cycle.

Hillaker says the long-range outlook the first few days of September are calling for warmer temperatures today and tomorrow and cooler weather this weekend and into next week.