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Ag. Weather Outlook 8-12-2014

by Tim Abramowski

Rainfall totals are falling short of whats needed to keep soils as moist as plants would like at this point in the season. Some spots, like Lawton, didnt get much more than a drop in the bucket in the latest round of showers seven-hundredths on an inch to be exact. Other locations like Bloom Dairy near Coldwater did better, collecting a little over a half-inch to start the week. On MSUs automated weather reporting system Hastings checked in with 12-hundredths of an inch by early Tuesday morning and West Olive had 29-hundredths. Much more really significant moisture is going to be hard to come by through the rest of the workweek and through the weekend. The drier air will give us readings in the 70s and sunny skies and overnight lows back in the upper 50s. A return to damper conditions isnt likely until around the first of next week. Until then, most of the days after Tuesday will look prettybut it sure will be dry.