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Water, Water Everywhere...And Drought?

May 31, 2013
By: Jo Windmann, Web Producer

Spring planting season is a busy time for farmers, but with the constant rain and storms in the Midwest and Eastern portions of the nation, compiled with a continuing drought in the West, this season is downright chaotic.

We asked our Facebook follower’s how much rain fell in their area, as you can see, it ranges widely.

(Click here to join the conversation. Don't forget to leave your Crop Comments and pictures.)


"Summer & drought came early to Central California. Only 2" since lat October."—Kevin Lehar


"We have had 5 inches since Sunday in NW Missouri!!! Just as the crops are all in so we are SO thankful!!! Praying this year isn't a horrible drought like last year...."—Kim Drydale


"0" since Friday. North east South Dakota."—August Wieser


".5 inch in central WI the past 3 days. Lucky"—Cory Holig


"Northeast Nebraska 2 in. in the past 3 days"—Michael Krause


"We are waiting for rain still, Welch, TX"—Bralie Hendon


"Up to 9" by Storm Lake, IA"—Joe Winchell


"Some parts of Bryan/College Station, TX area have had 9-10" in the last couple weeks."—Lee W Goehring


"3 over the weekend and 1 this morning in west central Illinois."—Patrick King


See USDA’s averages for precipitation in your area.

USDA rain

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