Weather Wednesday 8/24/16

The weather has been insane today. One of the big maple’s on the property got struck by lightning either late last night or the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, today has been crazy hectic trying to get our internet back up and the mess cleaned up. But we did it and most everything is back up and running smoothly!

So, without further ado, here’s your weekly weather report:

Ken Mussleman: Northeast Iowa continues to get adequate to excessive rains. There’s quite a bit of SDS showing up in bean fields. With the frequent rain showers, it’s difficult to make hay. In Bureau and Henry County, Illinois there’s some wind damage and ponding water. They both had 2.5-3.5 inches of rain overnight. Beans are lodged from excessive moisture.

Gary Campbell: In Michigan, what used to be dry for most of the summer, is now very wet. Several growers report 8-10″ over the past 3 weeks, with localized patches of over 5″ last weekend. The crops are moving toward maturity, and overall, looking good.

Eric Johnston: This past week has brought a good amount of moisture with different rain events happening throughout Northern Illinois.  This morning we received a nice shower – looks like we got around ¾ inch.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops mature!

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