Rainfall over the weekend proved to be beneficial in two different ways. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the drought conditions have been so severe that the nearly two and half inches of rain that fell was able to soak directly into the ground as well as not cause any flooding issues because the rain fell over a longer period of time.
He adds if more rain events like this were to occur before the ground freezes, it will help to get the soil ready for next spring.
Hillaker notes there is still time yet this fall and a couple months in the spring to get moisture back into the soil before next year’s planting season, but says it’s too early to tell if the current weather pattern will continue.
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