The hot weather pattern is not a good thing when there’s already excessively dry soils. “When we get these kinds of high pressure features that lead to a drying out of the atmosphere, when that dry air hits the dry soils, the heat reinforces itself,” said Bryce Anderson, senior agriculture meteorologist, DTN. Anderson is not optimistic for big rains in June. “North Dakota already in abnormal to exceptional drought and I fear this will intensify and cause more issues with crop health.” Anderson, who was with DTN since 1991, retired this past week.
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