Volume 62 Number 12 July 20 2017
This Week's Weather & Pests

Hot, humid weather settled over Wisconsin early in the week, accelerating summer crop development. Calm, mostly dry conditions briefly prevailed following last week's torrential downpour in the southeast, until a complex of severe thunderstorms arrived on Wednesday evening. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall of more than six inches was recorded in portions of western Wisconsin overnight on July 19, primarily along the Mississippi River, and many roads became impassable due to flash flooding and debris from mudslides. Damage to crops from the storms is expected to be widespread and severe. Additional storms with substantial rain are forecasted for the western and southern areas of the state later in the week, which will likely increase river flooding and cause more crop damage in these regions.

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