The Northern Plains is in a tug-of-war between summer and fall weather. The cool air in the last week brought moisture. “I don’t think it’s a bad mix for the region. The pattern should continue this week,” says Drew Lerner, senior agricultural meteorologist, World Weather Incorporated. Lerner is concerned about the longer-term weather forecast. “We will go through a period in September where we’re going to be fighting these air masses. September is the best opportunity for getting more moisture across the region. I’m not convinced there will be a high enough volume of moisture to fix our deep subsoil moisture situation. The odds are fairly good we’ll keep a lot of that as we go through the winter.” Hear the latest weather outlook. Lerner will join the Red River Farm Network during the Big Iron Farm Show.
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