Freeze Damage

With all the warm temperatures in the forecast, the freeze from last week may have been forgotten already.  That is if you’re not in agriculture.  Replanting of especially soybeans has been on going the past few days.  How unusual was that cold air last Friday?  Fargo for an example, usually a warm spot with the Urban Heat Island present even dropped to 31 degrees.  That May 28 freeze was the latest since 1969.  Plus, since records have been kept, going back to 1881, there have been only 12 years with a later last freeze.  That would be only 12 times out of 141 years.  So yes, that freeze last week was usual, even by our standards.

Daryl Ritchison