The hot, dry weather continued to prevail over much of the state again this week, with a few areas experiencing spotty showers.
Statewide temperatures averaged 78.2 degrees, 1.8 above normal. Precipitation averaged .53 inches across the state, .31 inches below normal.
Topsoil moisture continued to worsen, and was rated at 73 percent very short, 25 percent short and 2 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture also continued to be a concern, rated 70 percent very short, 26 percent short and 4 percent adequate.