DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig as we speak commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Situations report launched by the USDA Nationwide Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is launched weekly from April by way of November.
“This week introduced the primary measureable snowfall of the season, which added much more moisture to already moist soil and continued to stop corn from drying down within the fields,” stated Secretary Naig. “Elements of the state made important progress and are getting near ending up their soybeans.”
“We’re listening to studies of propane shortages throughout the state,” stated Naig. “I’m working with Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Propane Gasoline Affiliation to watch the scenario. The emergency proclamation extending driving hours will assist alleviate the supply points and provides will improve as some farmers begin wrapping up harvest.”
The weekly report can also be obtainable on the USDA’s web site at nass.usda.gov.
Iowa farmers continued to cope with difficult area circumstances as the primary accumulating snowfall of the 12 months fell throughout elements of the state in the course of the week ending November three, 2019, in response to the USDA, Nationwide Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there have been four.four days appropriate for fieldwork. Fieldwork actions included harvesting soybeans and corn for grain, spreading manure, making use of anhydrous, baling corn stalks and fall tillage.
Topsoil moisture situation was rated zero p.c very quick, 1 p.c quick, 81 p.c enough and 18 p.c surplus. Subsoil moisture situation was rated zero p.c very quick, 2 p.c quick, 81 p.c enough and 17 p.c surplus.
Forty-three p.c of the corn crop has been harvested for grain, eight days behind final 12 months and 11 days behind the 5-year common. Producers within the north central district had been in a position to harvest over one quarter of their anticipated crop this previous week. Moisture content material of area corn being harvested for grain was at 21 p.c. Corn situation rated 67 p.c good to wonderful.
Eighty p.c of the soybean crop has been harvested, three days behind final 12 months and 1 week behind common. Areas in Iowa are nonetheless coping with muddy feedlots, whereas others reported no livestock points this previous week.
Offered by Justin Glisan, Ph.D., State Climatologist, Iowa Division of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
A southerly dip within the jet stream introduced a number of fast-moving winter-type programs by way of Iowa in the course of the reporting interval. This marks the primary time this season that widespread accumulating snow fell throughout Iowa. Although a lot of Iowa reported above common snowfall, beneath common precipitation was noticed statewide. With the jet stream locked in a extra southerly configuration, colder than common temperatures continued to grip the state; Iowa’s common temperature was 33.zero levels, 12.6 levels beneath regular.
The chilly entrance traversing the state moved out of japanese Iowa in the course of the late night hours on Sunday (27th). Overcast skies and brisk northwesterly wind stored daytime highs within the low to mid 40s throughout Iowa’s western two-thirds. Previous to the frontal passage, highs in japanese Iowa reached into the higher 50s.
In a single day lows into Monday (28th) remained within the 30s as cloud cowl step by step cleared. Partly to principally sunny skies prevailed throughout a lot of north-central Iowa because the afternoon progressed with highs reaching into the higher 30s to decrease 40s. Throughout the night and nighttime hours, the primary widespread snow occasion of the season developed as a system moved throughout Iowa. Measurable snow was reported throughout the southeastern two-thirds of the state with the very best totals in east-central Iowa. Accumulations ranged from a hint at a number of stations to four.2 inches in Coralville (Johnson County) with the statewide common of 1.20 inches.
Tuesday (29th) began chilly, with in a single day lows within the mid to higher 20s. Skies cleared all through the day, although cloud cowl returned upfront of the subsequent climate occasion to maneuver by way of Iowa.
A second climate system greeted the state with snow on Wednesday (30th) as a low stress heart south of Iowa propagated east. As with the primary system, accumulating snow was confined to southeastern Iowa. Stations from Cedar Rapids (Lynn County) reported totals within the three to four-inch vary with Davenport Municipal Airport (Scott County) and Dubuque (Dubuque County) observing three.00 inches and 5.20 inches, respectively. Totals beneath an inch had been reported from Decorah (Winneshiek County) to Creston (Union County); the statewide common snowfall was 1.60 inches. Daytime highs remained within the 30s, averaging 20 levels beneath the statewide regular of 55 levels.
The system moved out of japanese Iowa on Thursday (31st) morning with step by step clearing skies into the night hours. Highs reached into higher 30s and low 40s. Winds shifted from a southerly course in a single day into Friday (1st), retaining temperatures within the low 30s. Mild rain showers moved throughout Iowa in the course of the daytime hours, leaving totals usually underneath zero.10 inches with Jefferson (Greene County) reporting zero.14 inches.
Hotter temperatures had been reported throughout Iowa on Saturday (2nd) underneath partly sunny skies. Highs reached into the mid to higher 40s, although these readings had been nonetheless unseasonably cool. Partly cloudy circumstances continued into Sunday (third) morning, as in a single day lows dropped into the higher 20s east and low 30s west.
Weekly precipitation totals ranged from no accumulation at a number of stations in northwest Iowa to 1.01 inches in Camanche (Clinton County). The statewide weekly common precipitation was zero.21 inches, whereas the conventional is zero.55 inches. The typical snowfall throughout Iowa was 2.40 inches.
The week’s excessive temperature of 63 levels was reported on the 28th at Bellevue Lock and Dam (Jackson County) and Keokuk Lock and Dam (Lee County), on common 4 levels above regular. The week’s low temperature of 13 levels was reported on the 31st in Sanborn (O’Brien County) and on the first at Dubuque Regional Airport (Dubuque County) and Sibley (Osceola County). The studying was on common 19 levels beneath regular. Soil temperatures as of Sunday had been usually within the low 40s.