Still Waiting For Drying

Going into Sunday night, the Fargo Moorhead region was going on six days without measurable rain. Three of those days, there had been trace amounts, but there had been no real rainfall for almost a week.  Some growers were able to get started on field work over the weekend.  To say that the middle of May is late for starting field work is certainly an understatement.  Farmers in our region would generally prefer to at least get into the fields in April, but this year it turned rainy just as the last of the snow melted. But the ever-optimistic farmers were dealt another setback when it rained again Sunday night.  We got about a half an inch, locally, enough to make big puddles again.  Warmer weather this weekend could be perfect for drying the soil.  But a chance for scattered thunderstorms will accompany the warm up.       Meteorologist John Wheeler