Sweatshirts in August?
August 16, 2017
“If you don’t like the weather in Missouri, just wait 5 minutes.”
August in Missouri is known for many things: county fairs and ice cream; boating and swimming; and barbeque and baseball, but not sweatshirts! In Missouri, we have an old saying the goes something like, “If you don’t like the weather in Missouri, just wait 5 minutes.” August, however, is not usually a month when that saying rings true. August weather means two things: hot and humid. There’s not usually a lot of change. There may be a thunderstorm or two, but mostly it’s just hot and humid. Another saying Missourians have about the weather is “this is highly unusual for this time of year.” This phrase is heard when we have atypical weather. This August has been sweatshirt weather, and yes, “this is highly unusual for this time of year!”
How are the crops doing with these unusual temperatures? It is too early to tell what effect, if any, there might be at harvest, but we will continue to watch and test. Currently, the beans look amazing in our area of Missouri. The corn crop in our area had a wide range of planting (and replanting) dates due to spring flooding and heavy rains. Some of the corn crop is beginning to dry while some is still green and healthy. Harvesters are not looking at a record corn crop this year and yields may be down a bit, but if we see rain in the coming weeks to help fill the beans we could have a great soybean harvest in October.
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