The weather had been much warmer than normal with high temperatures in the upper 90’s until last week, when it became slightly cooler with high temperatures ranging from the upper 80’s to upper 90’s (still well above normal). The long term forecast for Idaho shows that above normal temperatures will continue for at least the next couple weeks. Irrigation water supplies still appear to be adequate for the local Buhl growing areas for the remainder of this growing season.
Although there are drowned out areas and unevenness in many areas, the corn crop looks decent overall.
Temperatures were warm with highs in the 70’s on Sunday and Monday the week before last with little to no rainfall occurring. The weather for last week warmed up to above normal (around the upper 80’s to low 90’s) before dropping to below normal levels later in the week, during which there were chances of thunderstorms. Despite the earlier excessively wet field conditions, most of the growing areas in Minnesota could actually use some additional rainfall now to keep the remaining crops healthy and growing.
Until last week, the weather had continued to be below normal. Precipitation across all growing areas was very minimal. The weather for last week was above normal temperatures until Wednesday, before dropping to below normal for the remainder of the week along with precipitation near the weekend.