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Rather than a hot, dry summer, StormTRACKER meteorologist John Wheeler says the excessively wet spring in the northern Plains — and North Dakota in particular — may mean the region will end up with a warm, wet beginning of summer. Wheeler's agriweather forecast discusses the impact of all the moisture on the continuing weather pattern.
StormTRACKER meteorologist John Wheeler explains how the current pattern of seasonally warm days followed by rain is likely to continue for the time being on this week's AgweekTV agriweather forecast.
A derecho – a large-scale wind storm with 90- to 100-mph straight winds and two tornados – blasted through eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota on May 12, 2022, killing one, damaging buildings including hundreds of farms.
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More than 70,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the region early Friday as damage assessment and cleanup continued after the second straight night of widespread severe weather.
This summer, the southwest flow of air which has brought precipitation to the northern Plains during the past six weeks will return to the northwest flow that dominated during much of 2021 and early 2022, said Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist and North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network director.
Soaked fields are adding to a year with high diesel prices, fertilizer and part shortages.
Planting delayed by cool, wet weather has some farmers wondering how late is too late to plant corn.