We have been "upgraded" to experiencing an "abnormal drought" here in the Denver region; further to the N and NW they are in an "extreme drought". Pray that we get some moisture especially for our farmers and ranchers.
Our fire danger is over the top as are a couple of the fires raging just North or here; one life lost, around 125 structures lost, many of them homes. This is the third largest fire in Colorado history and it continues to grow with no containment in sight. The Pine beetle infestation of the past decade resulted in thousands of acres of dead trees which are combining with the drought and unusually high winds to create a perfect firestorm.
Jim, how is it over your way?
Bob, I have been in KC the past three days and heard reports of heavy thundershowers over NW Missouri. I had hopes that on arriving at the farm today, I would find the drought relieved.
Alas, of the three rains gauges I have here, one showed an eighth of an inch and the other two were dry.
If thundershowers passed through NW Missouri recently, they didn't deign to deposit precipitation on the 110 acres of corn and soy beans that are growing seven miles east of Nebraska and ten miles south of Iowa. It's not easy to get more northwest in Missouri than Fox Farm
but if any significant rain fell in NW Missouri in the past week (or the past month, for that matter!), it certainly managed to do it! The ground here is still cracked and dry!
Continued prayers for a drought-relieving rain will be most appreciated!
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