Drought Led to a Summer to Never Forget

Soon enough winter will be right on your doorstep, but before that happens, we took a look to see what happened this summer. 
Summer came and it went… and through the short months… the weather was quick to change.

Terry Ketterling, Wishek Resident, says “Hot, very hot, humid.”

“A lot of days in the 90s and 100s, that we usually don’t get,” says Donald Schaible, Mott Farmer.  

Brad Nelson, Bismarck Resident, says, “It was dry, it wasn’t too bad, could’ve use a little more rain
when we got more rain the mosquitos came.”

It was really dry this summer and that means a lack of storms. According to the National Weather Service, 142 thunderstorm warnings were issued. That’s compared to 259 warnings last year. 

Nelsen says, “I like the storms, but I wish it would snow in August, that’s the only time in North Dakota that I have yet to see it snow in North Dakota yet.”

The most memorable from this summer was how dry it was.

“In my 30 plus years of farming this is the worst one, ’88 was probably one to remember, but this was way worse than that,” says Schaible. 

Besides the drought, the winds are also a big factor. 

Schaible adds, “We had extreme high winds all summer.”

Nelson says, “The only thing your guaranteed here is the wind will blow.”

The winds did not help the drought and definitely not helping Schaible.

“Our crops were dismal. I think our sunflowers look okay, corn looks pretty sad yet, but the wheat and the canola, winter wheat that kind of stuff was all kind of pretty lacking,” says Schaible.

Due to all of the conditions, it led to… “A drought I’d like to forget.”
The chance of severe weather really drops in the month of September, but of course there is always a chance.

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