I was up at 4:30 this morning and glanced at my digital rain gauge which read almost two inches – this is not where I get my ‘official’ rain totals however it is generally close to the analog gauge I use for CoCoRaHS.
This is not good for the farmers who have planted their corn, most a month late. Driving around Allegan and Kalamazoo counties on Wednesday most of the corn fields were just showing signs of growth – corn height was two to five inches – it is generally near knee high this time of year. To much rain and not enough sun is not indicative of healthy growth.
My lawn tractor is getting a lot of use this summer and the grasses roots are a lot deeper this year. My onions are struggling, they like a lot of sun – with the rain and clouds they are soggy and laying on their sides.
We have a flood advisory in place for Allegan, Barry, Eaton and Ingham counties and down to the Michigan southern border which expires at 11:15am this morning. The rain should move out later today and temps will struggle to reach 70°.
We will have a chance at seeing the sun tomorrow before the next chances of rain move in for the weekend…..
Our first shot of a string of 80° days will come next week. As of now we may see a drier warmer pattern shaping up for the first week of July.
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