04-24-2013 07:02 PM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
435 PM CDT WED APR 24 2013
...FROST DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE TONIGHT...
.CLEAR SKIES ALONG WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WILL SET THE STAGE
FOR SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S WITH POTENTIAL
FROST DEVELOPMENT TOWARD SUNRISE.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKEENEY...CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR...
HAYS...ELLIS...SCOTT CITY...DIGHTON...NESS CITY...LA CROSSE...
RUSH CENTER...SYRACUSE...LAKIN...DEERFIELD...GARDEN CITY...
435 PM CDT WED APR 24 2013 /335 PM MDT WED APR 24 2013/
...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CDT /3 AM MDT/ TO
9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ THURSDAY...
* TIMING...FROM 4 AM CDT TO 8 AM CDT THURSDAY.
* TEMPERATURE...MINIMUM TEMPERATURES EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WILL
RANGE FROM THE UPPER 20S TO THE LOWER 30S.
* IMPACTS...THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE
VEGETATION. PLANTS NORMALLY LEFT OUTDOORS SHOULD BE COVERED OR
BROUGHT INSIDE AWAY FROM THE COLD.
04-24-2013 07:19 PM
In reference to a previous question, I talked to a guy from Hooker, Oklahoma today who said we were 19 degrees for a couple of hours this morning. This afternoon it was 65 and beautifull weather.
04-24-2013 07:41 PM - edited 04-24-2013 07:42 PM
thanks sw -- fairly dry airmass.
do you or Shaggy have any photos-from-the field TODAY?
we could compare to pics from the OTHER day -- and again, with ALL due respect to you, Shaggy and all the wheat farmers in Ne, Co, Ka, Ok, Tx -- mother nature does not discriminate.
04-24-2013 08:41 PM
Is there a meteorological reason or some weather phenomena that is causing the western half of Kansas to be so cold? Maybe low humidity or a bow in the jet stream? North here in Iowa we should be colder than you folks but we are not. Yes, we are way below normal but not in the teens or low 20's. We did have 26* this morning.
Our humidity at 8:30 PM is 64%. Temp at 47*.
Warmer weather on the way. A lot of corn will be planted in Iowa the next 5 days.
04-24-2013 09:01 PM
You're kidding right?
Where in Iowa is all this corn going to get planted in the next 5 days?
Still too cold and too wet pretty much the whole state.
Heck, there's still snow on the ground in northern IA.
04-24-2013 09:23 PM
04-24-2013 09:24 PM - edited 04-24-2013 09:25 PM
i'm impressed if a lot is planted in Ia next 5 days - by the 29th of Apr.
been cold all over and aprox 85% of the state = 2-5" rain in the last week....maybe y'all have some dang big blowdryers to warm and dry off a few million ac?
I wouldn't know
04-24-2013 09:49 PM - edited 04-24-2013 09:53 PM
There will be very little corn planted here in the next five days. We had a shower of rain this afternoon and forecast for showers overnight. Good chances of rain Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in our latest forecast. There is a lot of fertilizer yet to be put on corn ground, and most everyone around here will have some ground preparation before they start planting corn. A lot of drying needs to be completed before it is going to be fit to plant.....the three inches of snow a couple of days ago and low 20s freezing the past two nights make drying going very slow.....
04-24-2013 09:58 PM
I'd say here in Nebraska based on the forecasts that some guys might try Sunday or Monday and by Tuesday there will be alot of planters going. Granted there is still alot of fertilizer to put on and field prep to do. I plan to try to go on Monday.
04-24-2013 10:03 PM
i'm happy for you if the scout is right----sure makes sense---Big Man upstairs got your back!
not being a farmer, didn't want to presume anything about Ia planting. So---- you really were blowing, oh yeah, Wind.