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09-08-2013 02:57 PM
Its got to be true if they put it on the
Air !) They are reporting we are in a
Flash drought (I guess we have flash floods
So I guess we can have a drought? )
Going to have to ask Jenny if she ever seen
A flash drought warning flying off the
According to twc, it has cut corn and bean
Oh, but I forgot the cme only watch
Channel 9. (WGN).....doubt if skilling would
That's it from here, need to go water the
Oh....maybe someone here can help
Me, when you have a flash drought
Warning, do you chase the cattle up
To the highlands...or down into the
Wonder if usda or extension has a publication about that ?????
09-08-2013 03:06 PM - edited 09-08-2013 03:06 PM
I would say push em to the creek bottoms before the last of your water is sucked to higher elevations west.
TWC will say anything to hold viewers between those 30 minute commercials.
09-08-2013 10:11 PM
This evening finds me near Detroit Lakes, MN. On the way up here on Friday, we saw what looked like OK crops from the road, to corn that was two feet tall, tasseled out and completely brown. We saw several bean fields that looked like brown stems in the field, about a foot tall, with the dead leaves still hanging on them. This in an area that produced some of the largest yields lat year. I did see one field, maybe 500 acres, of beans being combined. Lots and lots of brown dust. Then last night we had an inch of rain here. What a mess these fields are going to be to combine. Areas that are already done, with very low moisture that will pop when touched, and I expect we may see some green up of the areas that still have some life. Maybe on the way back tomorrow I'll try and take some pictures and look at a few fields.
I'm still trying to recover from this past month. Sorry for not reporting more often this past few weeks - sometimes you just need to back away and take time for yourself.
09-08-2013 10:30 PM
Today, I'm at 11.5 bbl for a final corn crop. 2.62 bbl for our bean crop. But I suspect it will be awhile before that final number is published. Maybe next summer. And by then, we'll be into our next HUGE crop. I'm not sure if we hit solar Maximus yet, I suspect that we haven't as the sunspot activity the last time I checked wasn't that intense yet. After solar max happens, we have another 3 - 4 years of extra solar radiation to deal with before we drop back for 7 years of solar minimus - and the people saying , "Where is global warming now?" again.
09-09-2013 06:12 AM
Breaking News here -- From your News Leader for East Central Indana -- Last evening - We had Flash Showers break out near Indy ! Yes my friends - a Flash Shower ! They would just Flash up for a minute or 2 and dump a inch and then ? Poof !
09-09-2013 06:37 AM
I thought that we were in better shape than most, and I still think we are, but my road ditch hay isn't much more productive than during last year's drought.
I predict sky high hay prices to to continue.
09-09-2013 08:49 AM
We had one of those flash showers last night .10, thats one tenth total rain fall. Record high temp forcast today of around 100 degrees, that seems a little high. It looks like we'll have another flash drought this afternoon if thats the case.