34 articles tagged "precipitation".

thumbnail image

Abundant rainfall has eliminated any drought across the Hoosier State, and we have April showers to thank for that. Fort Wayne had its wettest April on record with a whopping 7.39 inches of precipitation, over 3 inches above the normal 3.74 inches for April. In Indianapolis, it was the 8th wettest April on record with 7.77 inches, and in Frankfort, it was the 2nd wettest with 7.99 inches. 30-day precipitation departures reveal above normal precipitation for just about the entire state (Figure 1). 90-day precipitation departures tell a different story, with parts of southern Indiana up to 3 inches below normal (Figure 2). Even more significant are the 1-year departures, with most of the state anywhere from 4 to 12 inches below normal (Figure 3). Indiana will continue to need consistent precipitation to maintain the short-term recovery seen so far this Spring. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC)[Read More…]

thumbnail image

The weather has been absolutely beautiful over the past few days. Temperatures have finally rebounded, vegetation is green again, and agricultural crops are beginning to emerge from the freshly planted fields. Despite the warming temperatures, we still have not dug ourselves out of the below-normal start to May. Through the first ten days of the month, Indiana averaged 0.7◦F below normal (Figure 1). The largest departures occurred in climate divisions 6 and 9, which were 1.6◦F and 1.9◦F below normal, respectively. Angola, located in Steuben County, was the coldest location with an average temperature of 50.9◦F (4.0◦F below normal). Evansville was the warmest with an average temperature of 63.4◦F, which was 2.0◦F below normal. Accumulated Modified Growing Degree Days (April 1 – May 10) continued to run within 60 MGDDs of normal throughout the state (Figure 2). Statewide, MGDDs have accumulated between 160 and 420 units since April 1. Four-inch[Read More…]

Pest&Crop newsletter - Department of Entomology Purdue University 901 Mitch Daniels Blvd West Lafayette, IN 47907

© 2024 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Pest&Crop newsletter

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact Pest&Crop newsletter at luck@purdue.edu.