NEWS
Weather Exchange Blog
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu Mar 28, 2013 09:02 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Even with precipitation from late-winter snowstorms, drought is still a dominant feature in most of the Plains. The U.S. Drought Monitor of March 19 indicated drought-free conditions only in northwestern North Dakota and northern Montana.

The length of dryness is mind-boggling. For example, "Philip (South Dakota) has had nothing (precipitation) since early last year," said South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey.

Trends are similar in other states. Since the start of the U.S. Geological Survey water year Oct. 1, 2012, Nebraska has had very little moisture through March 19. "NCDC (National Climate Data Center) state weighted precipitation ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories