10-22-2012 03:20 AM
We didn't have.
The grass on the hillsides has just all greened up, temps in the 70's. Yesterday afternoon the blackbirds were all singing. One of the grandsons was here and throwing rocks in the pond and the frogs were jumping out of the way.
Now the rain, lightning and thunder are just past and flashing and rumbling in the distance.
Except for the rain and muddy fields with most of the corn yet to go, not a bad illusion.
10-22-2012 03:47 AM
Winter is starting roll over the PNW. Snow, some rain and cold temps. About the usual timing. Fire season is now officially over. I would guess a minimum of mopping up. After 3 1/2 months w/ .6 of rain we are now getting showers and I've got the disk ripper going at 6.5 mph. I can feel the dry clay underneath shattering but the disk depth is damp and mellow. I'm no longer breaking 5/8" shear bolts.
10-22-2012 06:59 AM
The SW has had two cold fronts roll through and threaten a freeze, both bringing moisture from those familiar low rolling clouds. Thats 2 more that we saw all last winter-------the Only winter in my lifetime with no Canadian air this far south.
10-22-2012 07:09 AM
Pretty good thunder boomers a few hours ago........
Did I hear right.......162 days above 80 degrees in DM,IA since J 1......???? And likely going to add to that before its all said and done........
I am ready for SNOW.........
10-22-2012 07:55 AM
.27" of rain here with lots of thunder. Much heavier rain south and east. This warm weather is great for the Fall cover crops.
Enjoy the warm weather now, much colder later this week. Take care,
10-22-2012 09:07 AM - edited 10-22-2012 09:10 AM
After my post this morning and the small amount of rain from the leading edge there was a narrow second band of rain. It parked right over us and... well... Last week we got 3.01 total, made mud. Just a little bit ago I just dumped 1.42 out of the super duper rain gauge. Yep just like most springs around here.
ECIn too late I'm screwed. The one day last week that was blowing semi's off the interstate from Des Moines to Denver blew trenches in my best corn. 200+ corn flat on the ground in streaks sideways through the field. Just finished slugging through that yesterday late afternoon.
Most of the corn left is less than 200bu. The last 4 fields are going to be quite a challenge. I'm betting it will be a few days before I can even get the combine to hold the row. Hauling it out of the squirrel holes I call fields is going to be messy. Probably ony 2 dumps on the grain cart then rut it out. Had water in the ruts I made the other day and a few puddles before this.
The hill ground and ponds needed this.
Weather people on the 10 o'clock news said most of the moisture would be north of I80 out of this.... they must be swimming up there. I'm 35 miles south of that.
edit: Just saw a flock of birds go over .... they had life vests on.
10-22-2012 09:16 AM
Hobby, are you not referring to the markets, as well??
aren't lots of producers getting many more calls than usual for fall - with spring-like offers in a tight year?
referring to nebrfarmer on floortalk thread.