During the month of January, cold temperatures with snow in localized areas was seen in Wyoming, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wyoming Field Office, Feb. 2.
Wyoming experienced warm days and very cold nights. High temperatures ranged from low 60s to mid-30s. Low temperatures ranged from 3 below to 25 below. Topsoil moisture levels rated adequate or better were reported at 61 percent, 11 points up from previous year and 10 points up from the average. Subsoil moisture rated adequate or better was reported at 56 percent, 35 points above last year.
The average depth of snow was 1.7 inches. Corn harvested was at 91 percent. Eighty-nine percent reported no winter wheat freeze damage and only 29 percent reported no winter wheat wind damage but light damage of 64 percent. The condition of the winter wheat came in at 28 percent fair and 72 percent good.
Hay and roughage supplies were holding up well at 94 percent adequate or better. Cattle and sheep conditions were good at 74 and 75 percent, respectively. Stock water supplies were at 79 percent adequate.
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