Iowa Farmers Finally Receive Dry Stretch

The State Climatologist in Iowa said that the State last week finally received a much needed stretch of dry weather and warmer temperatures.


The National Weather Service reported that the state wide average precipitation was 52/one-hundreths of an inch with Fulton, in Jackson County, receiving the highest total at 2.17 inches.


The highest temperature in the state last week was 91 degrees in Hawarden, Rock Rapids and Sioux Center, while the low for the week was 44 degrees in Cresco in Howard County.


The same weekly report indicated that 35 percent of the state’s first cutting of alfalfa hay was complete as of Sunday, 10 days behind last year.