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Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midsouth, Northwest, Mostly Dry Elsewhere

Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midsouth, Northwest, Mostly Dry Elsewhere

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Jan 18, 2018

Summary A significant weather system impacted the lower Mississippi Valley and pushed northeast into the Ohio River Valley and the Northeast. The active pattern over the Pacific Northwest and northern Rocky Mountains continued, bringing much-needed rain and snow to these

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Wildland Fire Potential High in Central & Southern Plains – Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma

Wildland Fire Potential High in Central & Southern Plains – Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma

👤By Kathy Gehl, K-State Research and Extension 🕔Jan 17, 2018

The central and southern Plains, including much of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have a higher than usual potential of wildland fire through April, according to Kansas State University scientists and a government organization that assesses such risks.  In its latest

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Drought Monitor: Dryness Continues for Most of the Country

Drought Monitor: Dryness Continues for Most of the Country

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Summary Dryness continues over most of the country with only isolated areas of above-normal precipitation for this week. The “snow drought” over much of the mountainous western United States is catching more attention, but there is time to make up

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Texas: Cold Temps Move in but Producers Biggest Concern is Dry Conditions

Texas: Cold Temps Move in but Producers Biggest Concern is Dry Conditions

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 8, 2018

Cold temperatures should not negatively impact Texas crops and could benefit some, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Less than halfway through winter, most of the state has already experienced temperatures below the average value for the coldest

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Drought Outlook: Improvements for Midsouth, Not Much Luck Elsewhere

Drought Outlook: Improvements for Midsouth, Not Much Luck Elsewhere

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Adam Allgood, NOAA 🕔Jan 8, 2018

During December, drought and abnormal dryness expanded across wide swaths of the Southwest, the Plains, and the East, with the greatest degradations occurring over the south-central High Plains and the mid-Atlantic region. In contrast, a series of storm systems moving

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Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Summary Conditions were dry and windy across much of the western United States over this past drought week, December 5-12. Wildfires, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, destroyed hundreds of structures and burned well over 100,000 acres, enhancing the state’s

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Texas Weather: Dry Conditions Could Worsen for Much of the State, Says Climatologist

Texas Weather: Dry Conditions Could Worsen for Much of the State, Says Climatologist

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 11, 2017

October and November were two of the driest Octobers and Novembers on record, and much of the state appears to be facing a continued dry spell through winter, according to the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said conditions

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Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Arkansas’ drought-ridden fall could turn into three seasons of trouble for livestock and forage producers; as winter wheat growers hope for another decent rain to keep their crop developing. The Dec. 7 Drought Monitor map shows 98 percent of Arkansas

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Drought Monitor: Intensification, Expansion Continue

Drought Monitor: Intensification, Expansion Continue

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw continued intensification and expansion of areas of drought across portions of the Southwest, Plains, lower Midwest, South, Southeast, and the Mid-Atlantic. For the conterminous U.S., this past autumn (September-November) was the 10th warmest

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Flint on Crops: Drought Can Affect Soil Test Results – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Drought Can Affect Soil Test Results – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Dec 4, 2017

We have discussed this topic several times through the years, but it seems to be one of those things that can’t find a good place to stay in our minds. Considering all the rain we received during the early spring

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