STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER A Late Frost
A week ago, on October 16, the low temperature at Hector Intl dropped to 29 degrees. That was the first time this season that the air temperature dropped to 32 degrees or lower in Fargo Moorhead. ... Posted on 10/23/13 at 11:38 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Watching the mercury
Early frosts are one of the banes of Upper Midwest agriculture. Frost too soon steals yields, hurts quality and cripples profits.
Many fields were planted unusually late this spring, so an early fros... Posted on 9/13/13 at 10:10 AM
Wheat closed last week ending April 19 mixed, with the winter wheat contracts ending with small losses to small gains while Minneapolis lost ground. For the week ending April 19, May Minneapolis was off 15 cents, May Kansas City was 5.5 cents lower and May Chicago was 1 cent higher.
Neil Widner, newly elected chairman of American Crystal Sugar Co., was up early Sunday to patrol his sugar beet fields near Stephen, Minn., after two nights in a row of temperatures falling below freezing.
It appears, according to some observers, that the frost has come out of the ground a little faster than expected, and much faster than a year ago, when rock-hard soil saturated and frozen, contributed to the flooding up and down the Red River Valley.
UPDATED 8:52 A.M. Did you scrape your vehicle windshield this morning? Many cold-sensitive plants are covered this morning in the Red River region, and the ones that aren't might have been at risk. There was frost advisory until 9 a.m. The temperature at the Grand Forks airport reached 29 degrees, while the reading in town at the National Weather Service office dipped to 33 degrees.
Herald and Forum Staff Reports
, September 29, 2009
FARGO – Strong winds that blew down some small branches in Fargo-Moorhead on Sunday and this morning are expected to continue through this afternoon before dying down overnight and giving way to a chance of frost.
The Agriculture Department says North Dakota farmers need a killing frost to help with the dry down of corn, soybeans and sunflowers.
October 07, 2008
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