Statewide temperatures were 2.2 degrees above normal last week, averaging 78.4 degrees.
Precipitation averaged 0.51 inches, 0.19 inches below normal. The far southern districts of the state received more than 1 inch of rain. Northern areas, however, were again below average in rainfall. Topsoil moisture was rated 9 percent very short, 29 percent short, 54 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus.
Hot and dry crops were beginning to show stress.
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