Southwestern North Dakota got some moisture this weekend, but most other locations got little or none.  With planting in high gear, another widespread system doesn’t look to likely this week.  On a positive note that will allow planting to continue and warmer temperatures will also bring warmer soil temperatures and the heat units to get germination going.  This time of year, the cold air is usually not that far away, meaning, with some luck, perhaps as warmer temperatures arrive the boundary between the warmth and cool will be nearby and in turn that may help bring more chances of precipitation to the region in the next two weeks.

Daryl Ritchison