Just when the weather seems to have turned for the better, mother nature drops enough rain to put planting plans on hold.
Chris Miller with the National Weather Service indicates the pattern of two nice days followed up with rain has been an unusual trend that has planting progress very behind and he does not foresee much progress being made in the fields as we head through the week.
Miller indicates not only are things still very wet, but soil temperatures have been slow to rise this spring and that is thanks to the extended cold. He says it is well below average for the past five to ten years.
Long term outlooks are looking at some improvements as we get through May and into the early summer months. Miller says trends are showing above normal temperatures through May and into June.
Miller indicates we are now in peak storm season and implores the public to keep an eye to the sky and an ear to the latest in the weather. He encourages a visit to weather.gov where you can find a generous amount of information on the latest trends and weather forecasts.