Minnesota Farmer


September chill
September 12, 2014, 8:08 am
Filed under: cold, Corn, Farm, frost, Minnesota, rain, Soybeans, weather | Tags: , , , , , ,

So, yesterday I saw something that shows the weather change we are going through.  Within a mile of each other I saw one person mowing lawn in a tank top and shorts (female, push mower) and another wearing a hooded coat and gloves (male, riding mower).

The weather has turned brisk here in south-western Minnesota.  Morning temps have been in the 40’s and daytime highs in the 50’s.  Tomorrow morning’s low is forecast as 34 degrees.  That is quite a change both from summers temperatures, and normal mid September weather.  Yesterday brought snow to Montana, Colorado and the western Dakota’s.  This is early for this cold.  We need more warm!

Our corn is just about ready for a frost, and most of our soybeans need another week or two of frost-free weather.  Still, a nip of frost is not out of the question.  We are at a historical time to get our first frost, but this year it would not be the best thing for our farm crops.

Weather has remained wet, but we missed the last thunder storms that went through the area.  We can do without any more rain for now.  Our current alfalfa hay cutting may be a loss.  There is no drying weather in the forecast, and it is rotting there waiting for sunshine.  No sunshine today.  Oh well, we’ll just have to live with what we get.

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