Hit and Miss Planting Windows in the Forecast

Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says the Seed Genetics Direct Planting Weather Forecast gets pretty interesting over the next week to 10 days.
Martin says it’s a good news, bad news type of situation. He gives the good news first.
“We do see temperatures finally warming. As a matter of fact, I think we’re going to be easily in the 70s for a good chunk of the next 10 days. And that even is while it’s raining. So, the cold air is behind us. The last of it moving out this past week. Temperatures are going to actually be above normal I think over the weekend and into the first part of this upcoming week.”
The bad news: we don’t have a significant long term dry window. We have what looks to be a good 4-day stretch now that began on Thursday and will run through the weekend.

“But then we move into an active forecast period for next week. Scattered showers around Monday, even Sunday night, Monday and into early/midday Tuesday. We could see upwards of an inch of moisture out of that over 80% of the region. And then we take a couple of days off for drying. And I think we see moisture come back later Friday and into the weekend. Mother’s Day weekend could be somewhat wet overall. And even then, in the extended forecast window, we’re seeing more rain than we would like.”
Going forward, Martin’s forecast calls for dry windows up to two days maximum across the state.
“So really, fieldwork is going to depend on two things. First, how much moisture you get in your specific area. And secondly, whether you miss one or two of these events going forward. Other than that, it’s going to be nickel and diming it in the fields right on into mid-May.”
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