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#1 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:59 AM

We're still in trouble with a lack of rain here in Central Texas. We're not as bad off as some areas but we are listed as in the Severe Drought area. We didn't get any rain during the month of November which is normally one of our best months. The weather men here tease us with 10 & 20 percent chances and we only see a cloud cover for a day and no rain. We even heard a little thunder a couple of weeks ago but that was all. Sure could use a week of good slow soaking rain.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:58 AM

I knew it was still dry, but didn't know it was that bad. Hope you get some H2O soon.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:00 AM

It has been dry here in north Alabma also. It also has been warm forcast high today 70 F. We had only one good rain in November usually it rains one or two day a week this time of year. I like the warm days but is very dry.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Tinner sure hope you guys get some rain down that way. Those guys up in the Panhandle luck to be really hurting. We are catching up here in Wisconsin but still behind. We are hoping for decent snowfall and early spring rain.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Yea it has been dry here as well. We are like 14+" behind for the year. It is supposed to get into the low 70's today sure doesn't feel like December but I'll take it.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:29 AM

Same here! We got no snow in November(that's never happened in my lifetime) at all and very little rain. It's supose to hit 60 here today, that's about 20 degrees higher than normal. They were saying Big Creek Lake a popular lake(one of the few in the area with Muskie) near Des Moines is dropping a foot per week in water level due to evaporation and all feeder streams are dry beds. They are predicting a few snow flurries for Saturday? Guess the bright side is I've not yet needed to mount the chains on the tractor.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:31 AM

This November we had only 50 percent of the normal rainfall, too. But it were 30 litres per square meter.

The drought in Texas is terrible!
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 01:48 PM

Seems like just yesterday Colyformya was so short of water that the lizards were carrying canteens. Now they are under water. I think most of the Midwest is dry. If it hadn't been for one 3" rain this summer we would have experienced terrible crops. Now it is extremely dry again and a lot of people are suffering from sinus conditions from the dust. I have to admit that for the first time in my life I am enjoying the mild winter and not looking forward to snow till March. Hope we get it then.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 01:56 PM

Sorry to hear your still in a drought , I haven't seen how we'er doing so far for this time of the year . Al
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Sorry about the drought, guys--- been there, seen that. All during the 80's we had drought when we lived in southern Saskatchewan, 4 bushels to the acre for wheat and grasshoppers as thick as hair on a dog.Finally packed in fourty plus years of dry-land farming and moved north. Now (can you beat it?) we had over 24" of rain last summer, river flooded 7' over the pasture fence, and today we had better than a foot of snow and it's still coming down. Ah, the life of a farmer! That being said, we feel for you guys and would send some moisture your way if we could. Too wet is bad, but too dry is worse.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:08 PM

Ronnie, I know just how you feel. Here's Oklahoma:
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Pretty dry here too.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Same here in north MO, we're over a foot short on rain for the year! ~~ Lowell
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 07:37 PM

Way above normal temperatures today. I think we set some record high temps.
I live in the southwest corner of Wisconsin Called the Tristate area we border on Northern Illinois, and Eastern Iowa.
Not much for moisture yet this fall after a dry summer it would be nice to get some snow but I'm not looking forward to it.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Yes this is pretty bad here in western South Dakota too. They are calling it an "exceptional" drought which I guess is worse than extreme. I only mowed my acre 3 times last summer and it is normally a weekly chore. The grass in the back yard is probably 50% dead, just bare dirt, and deep cracks are forming. No winter wheat in this area this year.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:11 PM

The ground was so hard from no rain this summer. Farmers had airplane "crop dusters" to sow turnip and redish seed on their fields so the "root" crop would break up the soil this winter. The turnip/redishes will be disc up next spring so all nutrients that they absorbed will stay in the soil.
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