Sunday, October 25, 2009

WET Week Ahead

We all know that I do not control the weather, BUT it's been hard to look farmers in the eye recently. This weather has been HORRIBLE for them. Wet during planting, HOT during June, and wet and cool during the hot season. Now, it's past time to harvest and it's still too wet in some fields. With that said, I have more bad news....

This week looks wet! While some cutting and picking can still be done on Monday, Tuesday is looking wet! THEN, more rain will come on Thursday night into Friday! Before we end this week, we may have 4-5" added to our totals!!! We are already up to the 8th wettest year on record and it is only October! I fully expect to move up a few slots by next weekend. The above image is the 5-Day precip forecast from NOAA.

Farmers are going to be working hard on Monday. If you see them out and about this week when it is raining, give them a hug!



Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. What an interesting theme... Keep it up, lol.

mom/meemaw said...

As anyone who grew up on a farm knows, this is not only bad news for THEM but bad news for those of us who buy what they grow and thus we are all connected within this situation.
Everyone should be concerned for the farmers.

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Ryan,
Just thought I would let you know that in my Rain Gauge here at home, in Caraway, AR, it shows we have gotten 2 and 3/4 inches of rain as of 5:20p.m.CST. I think I may need to think about buying an Ark soon. Hope you have a great evening. You got any Winter Weather outlooks for us yet?

Karen Horton
Caraway, AR

P.S. By the way, Caraway is having their Harvest Festival this Saturday from 12:30 to 5:30p.m.CST. Would love to have someone from KAIT8 there.