NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Aug 23, 2013 03:21 PM CDT

Rainfall totals for the summer through late August (June/July/August) in the Midwest show some definite dryness trends--especially after the month of June. The totals, compiled by my colleague Joel Burgio, are indicated below. Before that, however, I do have to say that a comment from this past week's crop tour really struck me--and that was how "surprising" it was for some scouts to see how dry things were in Illinois. I thought that such a feature had been more widely discussed--I believe we have called attention to it--but apparently not.

Here's the summary:

June 1-Aug 25 (in inches)

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