This is the time of year when the severe storm season hits the central and southern plain states. This past weekend there was quite the outbreak of tornadoes in the Texas panhandle and locations that did not get severe weather got quite a bit of rain. Kansas and Nebraska in particular had some fairly widespread heavy rains. Those areas were a bit on the dry side, but not longer with one to three inches of new rain. If severe cold can avoid that area, that should mean a good recovery of the winter wheat crop, especially in Kansas. Even in our area, we are only one storm away from changing the dynamics of our dry soil conditions, just a matter when that will occur.