It is a rare summer when rain isn’t quite variable across the state. As we all know rain does not fall evenly and you will always get spot to spot variation.  It is the drier summers like this year that this variability tends to get more notice.  In years when it is wet, the variability usually is more noticeable between flooded or over saturated areas to spots that are handling the water well, but in dry summers, the differences are more noticeable as the areas that are getting at least near average, or especially above are doing significantly better than areas just a section or two away that have gotten less than half of the locations nearby.

Daryl Ritchison