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Senior Contributor

Any rain out west today?

Shaggster, SW and all you guys out west -- getting any rain out there today? Looked like maybe a shower or 2 moved through there?

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Any rain out west today?

Cloudy here but no rain. And the wheat is losing yield every day that goes by without some
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Honored Advisor

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No. Four feet of wind. Smiley Happy
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Senior Advisor

Re: Any rain out west today?

Nothing in my area but it is overcast, and today it's clouds and not dust.

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Veteran Advisor

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We put fresh gas in the rescue boats so we're ready for the "rain".
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Senior Advisor

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weather forcasting changing precipt chances evry 2 hours from 70 to 50 to 30 and a least today the dust has settled for the moment

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Actually, I'm 5' 10""Smiley Happy Nephew call from Grove, dry as a bone.

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Veteran Advisor

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Oh oh oh! !!!!!!!!!

We got a sprinkle! !!!

Less than. .05

Had thunder and lighting
Weather radio went off
In a severe thunderstorm watch

Talked to insurance agent, some people
Have turned in loss on wheat. Adjusters
Will be out next week.

He said you could take the adjustment, something about 30%, and you could
Plant another crop, and insure it.
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Honored Advisor

Re: Any rain out west today?

I went up to Garden City in a truck this week and the dry land wheat in that run is nearly gone.  Sandhills south of Lakin and Garden look like sage brush is all that is holding them together, open bottoms were blowing.  Of the last four years of wheat failures this one is coming on the fastest.  Last year froze it out late.  This one will be brown for the last freeze.  

If we get a rain this spring we will be planting cover crops to stop the ground from blowing.  Have places blowing bad and scared to do anything---- the wind dries it back to dust in hours.

 

We live in a sandy loam area

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Veteran Contributor

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Thanks guys.  I'm just getting to know the geography a bit better in HRW country.  Is the dividing line between wet and dry, or good and not so good, roughly the 35/81 highway corridor?  If that is the case, what % of HRW is grown west of the line, and what % is grown east of it?  Maybe someone has some neat maps with this info at a glance......??

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