Good News, Bad News, and Question Marks
The bad news includes the contined poor weather primarily with more rain on the way on ground that is still close to its water holding capacity from the last rain. It seems to be a little less volume in the predicted accumilation numbers than they were discussing earlier in the week, but any is a lot. Then of course November arrives this weekend and brings with it a nice dip in temperatures for next week. Early Tuesday moring is the current frost risk day, but a few days ago it was supposed to be Saturday. Hopefully the temps will hold above that freezing mark. For cotton, it takes several hours below 32 to lock up the bolls and leaves for fields that have not been defoliated. Light passing frost is usually helpful for cotton getting the bolls to crack as long as it does not become an ice cube. The better news will happen with the dry air and sunny days coming next week including a slight warming trend. Perhaps we will see 70 degrees again by the end of next week. We'll get through it and it will be good in the end. It's just not the end.
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