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Break in weather allows state's farmers to make planting strides

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Temperatures were above normal with a statewide average of 66.6 degrees. The average for the time period is 61.7 degrees.
Rains resumed toward the end of the week for an average of 1.09 inches statewide. The norm for the time period is 0.9 inches.
The number of days suitable for fieldwork averaged 4.7. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 41 percent surplus.
With higher temperatures and dry weather for the majority of the week, planting was in full swing, even though some acres were being replanted.


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