Who needs an alarm clock when you have Mother Nature blasting you out of bed at 5 a.m. with golf ball size hail? It happened again Saturday morning with storms that developed over southern Kansas and we had some hailstones up to softball size in Cowley county. This large hail is about to wipe out an above average wheat crop and it is a good year with the prices higher than normal. I'm sure area farmers want to cry each time we have large hail in the forecast.
It is amazing to see how much rainfall southcentral Kansas has had in the 2nd half of May. It is a very different story in western Kansas where some ranchers are moving cattle around because the grass is burning up. It would be nice to share the wealth with those in the west, but maybe the storm system coming in late next week will help out.
Our weather pattern still looks a bit unsettled for the next week. It will mean more rainfall for some areas that don't really need it. The wheat is beginning to change color here in the Wichita area. It won't be long before the combines start rolling. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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