May 26 Crop and Pest Report

The May 26 through June 1, 2016 Weather Outlook

 During the past 7 days, two precipitation events brought much needed moisture to many parts of North Dakota. The second of those events occurred yesterday and that system will continue to bring at least some scattered rain to especially the northern portion of the state today (Thursday). Additional rain possibilities are expected in the next several days as well.

 Figure 1. Projected Temp Anomalies from May 28 through June 1, 2016       Use with permission from Weatherbell Analytics
Figure 1. Projected Temp Anomalies from May 28 through June 1, 2016       Use with permission from Weatherbell Analytics

If fact, this upcoming week, the pattern will be one that some portion of North Dakota may record rain on most days.  Meaning, that although precipitation amounts will be highly variable, the persistent dry pattern that much of the region experienced during the first half of May has now transitioned to one that will bring more frequently rainfall events to the state.  As previously noted, there should be some scattered activity today, but a more widespread rain system is expected to arrive on Friday into Saturday.  The rest of the Memorial Day weekend the precipitation chances will become more isolated for Sunday and Monday with another more widespread rain expected next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Even with the associated clouds with the rain moving in and out of the area for the next several days, temperatures are expected to be slightly above average through the middle of next week (Figure 1). The projected Growing Degree Days (GDDs), base 34°, 44° and 50° for the period May 26 through June 1, 2016 are presented in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Projected Growing Degree Days from May 26 through June 1, 2016
Figure 2. Projected Growing Degree Days from May 26 through June 1, 2016

 

Daryl Ritchison