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Cooler temps, continued dry conditions


Cooler temperatures and continued dry conditions were found during the week ending Nov. 25, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wyoming Field Office, Nov. 26.

Only three stations received more than a quarter-inch of rain. Afton received 0.46 inch, Jackson Hole received 0.40 inch, and Lake Yellowstone received 0.28 inch. Average temperatures ranged from 21 degrees in Worland to 38 degrees in Torrington and Wheatland. Worland, Greybull, Shirley Basin and Jeffrey City experienced temperatures below zero.

Lincoln County reported receiving some good precipitation last week; while farming activities have shut down due to wet soil conditions. Uinta County reported some heavy fog with cold early morning temperatures but no moisture. Livestock producers are doing some supplemental feeding, although not completely due to open hay meadows for grazing. Some purchased hay is coming in to the county. Natrona County reported their non-irrigated winter wheat has not sprouted. Converse County reported continued dry conditions

Weather conditions allowed for 5.9 days of field work. Topsoil moistures showed some improvement to 67 percent short to very short, 29 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. Eighty-nine percent of the corn was reported as harvested, ahead of 79 percent last year and 61 percent for the average. Winter wheat condition was reported 36 percent poor to very poor, 36 percent fair, and 28 percent good. Thirty-six percent of the wheat was reported to have light wind damage, and 64 percent with none. Two percent of the wheat was reported to have light freeze damage and 2 percent reported with moderate damage.

Livestock condition was rated 13 percent poor to very poor, 31 percent fair, 56 percent good to excellent. Hay and roughage supplies were reported 61 percent short to very short, 38 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

Date: 12/03/2012

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