An atmospheric scientist warns the recent summer-like weather won’t last.
Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions tells Brownfield the uncommonly high temperatures in the plains and upper Midwest have caused some river flooding because of snowmelt. “In the last two weeks, we saw such tremendous snowmelt if you talk about parts of northern Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It shrunk down to probably about 20% of what it was but I think we’re going to put that on hold for a little while because unfortunately, the pattern will turn back over cooler.”
Snodgrass says many farmers in his home state of Illinois have been aggressively getting fieldwork done, and that concerns him.