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CLOSE TO NORMAL RAIN TOTALS KEEPS SOIL FROM HAVING DROUGHT SETBACK

By Nate Gonner 7/3/2013

           THIS TIME LAST YEAR FARMERS WERE STRUGGLING TO KEEP THEIR CROPS FROM SUCCUMBING TO THE DRY HEAT INCLUDING THOSE FARMERS IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

 

              WELL ACCORDING TO NATALIE UMPHLETT, REGIONAL CLIMATOLOGIST AT THE HIGH PLAINS CLIMATE CENTER, HEAVY RAINS IN APRIL AND MAY ALONG WITH CLOSE TO NORMAL PERCIPATATION IN JUNE HAS THE SOIL CONDITIONS IN GOOD SHAPE IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA HEADING INTO THE STATES TRADITIONALLY DRIEST MONTH.

 

              UMPHELETT SAYS SOME FARMERS MIGHT BE ALRIGHT SEEING LESS RAIN FOR THE MONTH.

 

              UMPHELETT AUDIO:

 

              UMPHLETT SAYS THE AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IS USUALLY AROUND 4 TO 4 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN.

 

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