Helpful Rain

Did the rain end the worries of it being dry?  That has been a very common question for me in the past couple of days.  The answer is generally no.  The locations that got 1-2 inches or more of rain, certainly there is no worries for perhaps the next week, but most areas are still in a rainfall deficit, plus, even in the wettest of years, you always need more rainfall.  The locations that got very little rain from this event, which is many locations in western North Dakota, the dry conditions continue and even with several chances of rain in the next 6 to 10 days, most if not all of those events look to be bringing very minimal moisture to the locations that need it the most.

Daryl Ritchison