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Ag. Weather Outlook 6-11-2014

by Tim Abramowski

ITS A WET LATE-SPRING ACROSS MICHIGAN AND A LOT OF THE MIDWEST. THE MSU RAINFALL MEASURMENTS FROM AROUND THE REGION INDICATE TWO OR THREE TIMES SO FAR THIS MONTH THAT A THIRD TO A HALF INCH HAS BEEN COLLECTED. THE LATEST SYSTEM HAS RIDDEN UP THROUGH ILLINOIS AND INTO MICHIGAN WHEREAS EARLIER EVENTS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY OHIO RIVER VALLEY TRACKING LOWS. THERES BEEN LITTLE IN THE WAY OF SEVERE WEATHER CAUSED BY THE SPRINGTIME CLASHING OF AIR MASSES IN OUR PART OF THE WORLD. THATS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE WHILE KEEPING UP YOUR GUARDAND KEEPING FRESH BATTERIES IN YOUR WEATHER RADIO. OUR NEXT BEST CHANCE AT STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WONT BE UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY AT THE EARLIEST. AND THAT FAR AHEAD WHETHER THESE FIT IN THE CATEGORY OF MORE SHOWERS OR REAL STORMS HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. WHAT HAS BEEN DETERMINED IS FAIR AND COOLER THAN NORMAL WEATHER FOR THE END OF THE WORK WEEK AND THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND. HIGHS FRIDDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER SIXTIES. WHILE ITS A RAINY TO COOL PATTERN, WORD FROM THE MSU EXTENSION OFFICE SO FAR, THERES NOT A LOT OF COMPLAINT REGARDING THE CROP PERSPECTIVE.