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Weather Forecast (06/07/18)

The June 7 through June 13, 2018 Weather Summary and Outlook

This past week brought widespread rain to much of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN). One inch or more rain fell across much of the region. Because of deadlines for this writing, the map below does not include what fell yesterday, therefore, I included total rain through noon yesterday (Wednesday) in Figure 2.

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Although these past seven days were much cooler than the previous week, temperatures were still well above average, especially in the southern portions of North Dakota (Figure 3). The next seven days looks to be overall cooler than the past week, yet, probably still finishing close to or a bit above average for the time of year.

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There will be some scattered thunderstorms that are expected to mainly impact western North Dakota today (Thursday). All parts of North Dakota into northwestern Minnesota will have chance of rain on Friday, but the most likely area that day looks to be across the southern portion of North Dakota into central Minnesota. A cold front will pass through the region on late Sunday into Monday and with that frontal passage will be yet another chance of thunderstorms, especially on Monday. Before the cold front moves through, Sunday looks to be the warmest day in the next 7 days with some 90s foreseen that day, especially in the central and western portion of North Dakota. With the rain threat on Monday, plus the cooler air coming in behind the cold front, early next week maximums may only reach the 70s. The projected growing degree days (GDDs) base 50°, 44° and 32° for the period of June 7 through June 13, 2018 is presented in Figure 4.

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Using May 5 as a planting date, the accumulated wheat growing degree days (Based 32°) through June 5, 2018 is presented in Figure 5. You can find your exact GDDs for your planting date(s) at: https://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/wheat-growing-degree-days.html

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Using May 10 as a planting date, the corn accumulated growing degree days through June 5, 2018 is presented in Figure 6. You can find your exact GDDs for your planting date(s) at: https://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/corn-growing-degree-days.html

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Daryl Ritchison

Meteorologist

Interim Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network

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