Cloudy skies and on and off light showers, fog, and drizzle have put a damper on the harvest in northeast KELOLAND.
Not including today, Aberdeen has had measurable precipitation 13 of the 29 days so far in October. It hasn't been light rain either; Aberdeen is over its average precipitation for the month by two and three quarter inches. So it takes more than a day or two to dry things out. Aberdeen's rain is just one example; there are other areas in northeast South Dakota that have received heavy precipitation.
Through last week, the corn crop was forty-nine percent harvested, compared to ninety-nine percent this time last year. The soybean harvest was at 87 percent last week, behind last year’s 100 percent being harvested.
Dry skies are likely starting on Thursday and will last through the weekend to help dry fields and get things going again.