Meteorologist says recent weather conditions are good for harvest
Brownfield Meteorologist Greg Soulje says many farmers in the Midwest are making good harvest progress because of warm and mostly dry conditions.
“It’s been phenomenal with warm temperatures, low afternoon humidity, nice breeze, good moisture reduction, evaporative losses, dry down, and everything that keeps a few pennies in your back pocket compared to the past few years of taking things to the elevator,” he says.
He says there are drought conditions in parts of Iowa and Nebraska, but overall conditions across the Midwest have been “remarkable.”
In the coming weeks, Soulje says farmers can expect cooler and wetter conditions.
“I’m not surprised to see snow in the outlook at this time of year,” he says. “We’ll begin to maybe to see that mixed in through the Dakotas and the upper Midwest and a little more recurrent shower activity, which is normal along with the frosts and freezes.”
Overall, Soulje says he anticipates a return to more normal fall and winter weather.
Audio: Greg Soulje