Good and Bad

Wednesday Night into Thursday some NDAWN mesonet stations recorded over 4 inches of rain.  Some farmers reported 6 inches or more.  When I do seasonal forecasts for rain, I always mention the terms “in most areas”.  Sometimes I get a bit of grieve about saying it that way, but it is a rare warm season when we don’t see at least one rain storm with such high totals.  Considering we only average ten to twelve inches from Mid-May through Mid-September, one thunderstorm, as was the case in the past couple of days has the ability to give you 50 percent of your normal very quickly.  I still think it will be a dry summer, but in most not all areas.

Daryl Ritchison