Scattered showers across state recorded new mexico
During the week ending July 7, there were 7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Mexico Field Office, July 8.
Wind damage was 22 percent light and 12 percent moderate; with cotton 35 percent damaged and sorghum 30 percent damaged. Hail damage was 5 percent light and 25 percent moderate; with alfalfa 10 percent damaged by hail.
The temperatures were 1 to 8 degrees below normal during the past week in most areas of New Mexico, and above normal in the western and northwest plateau. Monsoon moisture moved into the state on July 1, bringing showers and thunderstorms. Some rainfall reports 1.26 inches in Red River, 1.48 inches in Tatum, 1.78 inches in Roswell and only .02 of an inch in Farmington.
Scattered showers have been received throughout De Baca County. Some areas have started to green up with the moisture, but rangelands will need more rains to see more improvement this growing season. : Parts of Guadalupe County received about 6 inches to 1 foot of hail with about 3 inches of rain on July 3. Hail damaged gardens and trees in the Santa Rosa area. Rangeland has started to green up in areas of the county that has received moisture to date. Harding County had small to very large hail in areas. Rainfall in spotty areas ranged from .5 to 5 inches. Wheat for grain harvested for seed in some areas reported 3-5 bushels per acre. Some wheat/grain hailed out before harvest completed. Rangeland is improving in areas. Quay County received some rainfall last week. Rain ranged from .5 to 4.1 inches. Most places have received very scattered rain. Pastures are showing signs of life with green grass and forbs. Mostly weed and forbs are actively growing. Perennial grasses are showing signs of growth especially in pastures that have been rested. Rio Arriba County the last few days we have reports of 1/2 to 1 inch of rain. Rains have been real scattered. In Santa Fe, isolated rain showers were received during the course of the week in various areas of the county. Insect activity continues to increase. Around Taos conditions continue to be dry and hot with scattered rain showers. Ranchers are reducing herds on grazing allotments because there is not enough feed to support livestock. Herd numbers decline to less than half, as no feed is available or in short supply.
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