Came across this , this morning - NOT telling you anything , you lived it , But interesting read - That is a big record to break .
A Memorable June Back » Laura Edwards – 6/19/2014 iGrow Home Agronomy Profit Tips Record-setting rainfall in the southeast part of the state has dominated the headlines this week. Sioux Falls set a new monthly precipitation record, for any month of any year, with 12.97 inches through Monday, June 16. The second wettest month in Sioux Falls’ record books is now May 1898 with 9.42 inches in that month. By the morning on June 17, it was evident that South Dakota had been the wettest spot in the country for the day. The 8.43 inches on June 16 in Canton marks the third highest single day total for the state. The heaviest rains on Monday fell in Lincoln county, as both National Weather Service observers and CoCoRaHS volunteers measured many daily totals in the 5 to 8 inch range. The highest single day on record is held by Groton on May 6, 2007, which measured 8.74 inches. The second highest single day rain is held by Columbia on the same date, with 8.73 inches in a 24-hour period. Unfortunately, this event has caused significant field and urban flooding across the area. The extreme amount of rain over the last two weeks has caused extensive flooding in rivers and creeks. With saturated soils, even small amounts of rain can cause continued high water and/or flash flooding. At the time of this writing, some showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the next couple of days. The forecasts for the Big Sioux River and Vermilion River show “Major Flooding”, projected to meet or exceed previous records, until sometime on Thursday or Friday. For current river stage observations and forecasts, see the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website. For farmers in the area, this means that flooded fields will remain underwater for some time. Other articles in this issue and on iGrow.org address the agronomic impact of prolonged submergence of row crops. Elsewhere in the state, cool temperatures have dominated the last week. Typically, cool temperatures and moisture come hand in hand in the growing season, and this week is no exception. Several rain events have impacted much of the row cropping area, with some bouts of severe weather, including tornadoes. Extensive cloud cover has moderated temperatures, keeping things on the cool side. One area that holds out as a dry exception this month is a region between Huron, Wessington Springs, and Mitchell. Precipitation in this area is about 1.5 to 3 inches below average for the last 30 day period, with total precipitation amounting to less than 2 inches. This area continues to appear on the U.S. Drought Monitor in the D0 category, or Abnormally Dry. With the recent rain in the far southeastern counties, drought conditions there have receded in the last couple of weeks. The forecast for the next week shows drier and warmer weather returning for a couple of days across much of the state, with the possible exception of the far southwest. There may be some chances of showers and thunderstorms early next week. - See more at: http://igrow.org/agronomy/profit-tips/a-memorable-june/#sthash.bISFGDTs.dpuf
how are you guyz crops holding out? yellowing? drowning? erosion big time? It sucks when things like this happen because it becomes relentless as storms have some much ammunition to build upon with all that water laying around.It becomes a revolving door.
Wessington springs had a tornado about level the town last week.we had some hail thur,stripped the corn pretty bad, beans were small took a lot of the leaves off,don't see a lot of totally cut off plants but they sure look bad,hope they grow out of it as it is to wet to get in to replant and it's probably to late anyway
steffy: Years ago I had a circle of irr SB hailed to stubs. The private insurance zeroed them out. I kept the circle sprayed so the weeds didn't make seed. These were just stubs...no leaves. Growing point was gone. They branched out below the top of the stubs and made 21 bu/a.
I have a guy staying at the lodge who is an agronomist for pioneer,said 120,000 units of corn from ND and N MN was returned also said 1.2 million bags nation wide is surplus,now that does.nt mean that was all returned, but maybe roaches 88 million acres is not so far from reality. also have a hunting customer that raises seed for various co. that told ma back in march the US would not plant 88 million ac,his sales were way down.guys at the lodge say 20-30% loss due to flooding in mn,sd,ne, ia is very possible