What is in this article?:
- Nationwide, 48 percent of the corn crop was rated either poor or very poor.
- Southwest conditions are somewhat better.
- Rainfall needed across Corn Belt.
Temperatures continued to soar across Oklahoma last week. The average temperature for each of the nine climate districts ranged from 85 to 90 degrees, with average highs from 99 to 104 degrees, according to NASS. Inola recorded 110 degrees on Sunday, which was the warmest day of the year statewide, according to Mesonet data.
Substantial rains fell in northwest and southeast Oklahoma. The Idabel Mesonet site measured 4.17 inches of rain. However, nearly half of the Mesonet stations received no rainfall this week and three Oklahoma stations received no measurable rainfall for the month of July. The U.S. Drought Monitor for July 24th showed half of the state in an extreme to exceptional drought.
Oklahoma corn conditions are rated: very poor, 14 percent; poor 21 percent; fair 30 percent; good 34 percent; and excellent, 1 percent.