STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER First Hard Freeze
The first hard freeze of fall is one of those truly great moments of the year.So many things change that one morning.So much of what had been growing and green turns dead, brown, and black and there i... Posted on 9/30/14 at 12:24 AM
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 9:10 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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