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Postby Don McCombs » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:16 pm

Hasn't rained the entire month of September here in Mountain Maryland. Fortunately the garden is just about finished. Everything else needs a drink, though.
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Postby Bezirk » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:05 pm

Same here in western, central Virginia we are very dry fortunately crops matured before dry spell, but we really need rain. It looked as though we would get some hurricane rain, but it all went around us .

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Postby ricky racer » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:47 pm

On the plus side, lack of rain helps keep the mosquitoe numbers down....
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Re: No Rain

Postby Jackman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:22 pm

Was a wet summer in NY but a somewhat dry Sept :D

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Re: No Rain

Postby Eugene » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:27 pm

5 weeks in this part of Missouri with no significant rain, only a few very light showers. Not quite enough to settle the dust.

Been watering the flowers and the house garden for 3 weeks.

Will mow the lawn tomorrow to cut the crab grass and weeds. Regular lawn grass stopped growing weeks ago.

Edit. Drive over 2 low water crossings to get to acreage. Water under both crossings is spring fed unless it rains. Both crossings are down to a bare trickle.
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Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:19 am

We've had over 2" in the past week which is real unusual for September. All the fields and pastures are still green.
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Re: No Rain

Postby T-Mo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:53 am

No amount of significant rain in my part of Missouri for about 2 months or more. Very, very dry.

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Re: No Rain

Postby Jackman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:18 am

In NY it was a cold dry Spring with a late bud killing frost, Summer came in by the date but the temps were low hardly felt like Summer , we had rain about every three or four days untl about 2 1/2 weeks ago when it dried up and got really hot high 80's and 90's, todays extended forecast is for a week of dry warm weather ,after the Summer we had dry and warm feels darn good :D

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Re: No Rain

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am

First frost last night. Not a heavy one, but the ground was white this morning.
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Re: No Rain

Postby Bezirk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:57 pm

Last Monday we had 94 , this morning 32 and light frost, still no rain .

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Re: No Rain

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:23 pm

2 1/2 inches for the month of September, about an inch below normal. August was 2 inches below normal. Crops did well, in spite of the lck of moisture.
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Re: No Rain

Postby Dennis » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:24 pm

FYI: This site will show you the current national drought conditions: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap.aspx

It's showing dry to moderate drought for portions of eastern Missouri.

What's going on in Montana?
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Re: No Rain

Postby Eugene » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:09 pm

Checked my deer food plot today. Plants are only 1 to 2 inches tall. Should be well over a foot tall.

Pasture grass has been eaten down. From the cow patties, cattle are still there, should be rotated to another pasture. Not sure of the condition of the cattle owner's other pastures. Have the feeling that the cattle are feeding in the timber, eating browse and available grass.

Should have started watering the garden much earlier. Appears that I have lost about 1/2 of my strawberry plants. Only 3 of my 24 planted garlic cloves has sprouted - planted 6 weeks ago.
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Re: No Rain

Postby v w » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:22 pm

Not only dry but unseasonably warm. State a week or so ago said sw MI was moderate drought whatever that means. Rototilled garden this afternoon and just dust. Only things left to water are tomatoes, radishes, spinach, zuc, and flowers. 81 now, normal is mid 70 but late Sep saw 6 days of 90's. Total of 10 90 degree days this year with the other 4 in early July. Been a cool summer with canning tomatoes 2 weeks late. Forecast to rain in a couple of days. Now it will rain. Farmers are starting to harvest beans. Vern

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Re: No Rain

Postby Donegal Cub » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:22 pm

Wettest August in Sixty years here. Farms flooded houses flooded widespread damage to roads, bridges, crops. It will take millions to fix, winter fodder will have to be hauled in from other parts of Ireland. Donegal suffered the worst of it. September not much better, farmers at wits end.
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