Warm… and still dryJuly 10th, 2012 at 7:40 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
If you liked yesterday’s weather you will be happy with the forecast for the next few days. We’ll get to see a lot of sunshine, low humidity, and warm temperatures in the mid-upper 80s. Rain chances will remain focused to our south, along a stalled frontal boundary:
As we head into the end of the week, some of the moisture will lift back our way as the boundary moves north as a warm front. A pop-up shower or thunderstorm will be possible late in the day Thursday, and a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms arrives Friday. It is still looking like a pretty good shot of rain, even continuing into Saturday. No big temperature swing comes along with the rain, although we’ll probably be a few degrees cooler.
Now for some news from the farm, up in Fort Loramie. Farmers up that way (and all over the region) are really REALLY hoping we see some significant rain at the end of the week. This could help some of the corn fields. Not all of them will do well at this point. Amy took a drive into Indiana over the weekend, and saw a lot of farms that were even worse off than our local fields. She’s also done some driving around our area, and says it’s dry all the way down 127 through Darke & Preble Counties. Amy fears this drought is really going to impact food supply. The new Drought Monitor will come out on Thursday, and it will most likely look even worse for the region. Although the potential Friday/Saturday rain doesn’t look like a drought buster… it will still help, as we need every little bit we can get.
And to leave you with a happy thought, it was a beautiful morning on the farm. Here’s a nice sunrise shot from Whispering Pines Farm in Kettering:
Farmer Tom tells me he believes his farm to be the only active farm in Kettering. They raise chickens and sheep… and grow corn, which they use for feed. The farm is visible from I-675… you can visit them on Facebook: WHISPERING PINES FARM