Severe Season

We already experienced some severe weather this week and there will be additional chances in the next several days.  I completely understand why severe weather is disliked.  It causes damage and even deaths.  Yet, at the same time, severe thunderstorms bring a huge percentage of our yearly precipitation.  The severe weather is usually isolated, granted,… Read more Severe Season

Spray Time

June is traditionally a big spray month.  When it comes to spraying, one of the major concerns is spray drift.  The chemicals moving to off target location.  Besides wind, the biggest contributor to spray drift is inversions.  An inversion is when the lowest levels of the atmosphere are cooler than the air above it.  Meaning,… Read more Spray Time

Summer Solstice

Although we are still a week away from the summer solstice, the sunrise times have already gotten as early as they are going to go.  We will still gain a few minutes of daylight in the evening.  With only these very subtle differences, most people if you’re not timing the sunrises and sets with your… Read more Summer Solstice

Cool Monday

Monday was a cool day and although today is warmer it is still on the cool side.  But this coolness is the exception rather than the rule for the rest of the week.  As the Sunday/Monday storm moves away, the temporary cool will also be moving away.  With another storm coming in later this week,… Read more Cool Monday

The Wettest Month

June is the wettest month of the year in North Dakota and by a wide margin.  In eastern North Dakota in particular this month averages around 1 inch more than any other month.  Western North Dakota averages around 3 inches of rain in June, whereas the Red River Valley averages closer to 4 inches this… Read more The Wettest Month

June Vs. July

June finished quite dry across much of southern North Dakota with the exception of some portions of Barnes County.  The driest locations were in both far southwestern and southeastern North Dakota.  Much of Richland County in the southern Red River Valley for example has recorded less than 1” of rain during the month.  With a… Read more June Vs. July

June 2016 Statistics

June finished quite dry across much of southern North Dakota with the exception of some portions of Barnes County.  The driest locations were in both far southwestern and southeastern North Dakota.  Much of Richland County recorded less than 1” of rain during the month.  With a monthly average in the southern Red River Valley of… Read more June 2016 Statistics

6/4/15: Western Showers

There are some showers this morning in southwestern North Dakota.  This activity is moving north on the western flank (near Bowman) and moving more easterly on the southern flank.  Precipitation amounts look light (Near or under 0.25″), but the cloudiness associated with this rain will keep temperatures quite low for early June in that part… Read more 6/4/15: Western Showers