STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Perceptional Weather
We all have weather perceptions. If Phoenix is mentioned, hot and dry comes to mind. Florida, humid. North Dakota or Minnesota, many would say cold and snowy. Of course such perceptions have some trut... Posted on 9/21/12 at 5:58 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Your first thought on hearing 'hard freeze'
A recent hard freeze hit the northern Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.
My immediate reaction was to wonder whether fledgling crops were hurt. (It doesn't appear that th... Posted on 4/27/12 at 8:10 AM
Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Extension Service climatologist, warned farmers about planting too early. He says that while Iowa temperatures are breaking 1936 Dust Bowl records lately, farmers there should expect a freeze. He expects warm temperatures into this week then the weather could change. He notes that here has been only one year out of the past 100 when farmers could have planted on March 15 and everything would have been fine. One chance in a hundred is tough odds. That one year was 1946.
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