The cool, wet temperatures favorable for growing wheat is helping the crop get a good start in the Northern Plains. However, wheat in the northern, central and western part of North Dakota could use a good drink of water. World Weather Incorporated Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner says wheat and other crops will get moisture soon, with the most widespread rain (up to 1.5 inches) forecast for next Tuesday. “A more active weather pattern seems to be on the horizon. I don’t think we’ll see an excessive rainfall, but I think we’ll see scattered showers and thunderstorms on a routine basis across the region,” says Lerner. “There will be pockets that don’t do well and other areas with plenty of moisture.” The pockets of dryness Lerner is most concerned with include northwestern North Dakota, by Minot and Garrison. Drier conditions are improving in northeastern North Dakota, near Langdon and Cavalier.
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