Tuesday's rain breaks Dickinson's dry streakAfter a streak of dry, warm days, rain has fallen on Dickinson.
By: Katherine Grandstrand, The Dickinson Press
After a streak of dry, warm days, rain has fallen on Dickinson.
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Bismarck reported .18 inches of rain at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. Highs reached 81 degrees.
The rain will have little to no effect on the cool-season crops that are near harvest, said Patrick Carr, Agronomist with the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center.
“If anything, it’s gonna slow down harvest,” he said.
The later-season crops will benefit from Tuesday’s precipitation, Carr said.
“It’s been hot and dry and the water that those crops are receiving are certainly going to benefit … in term of yield and quality,” he said.
The arrival of rain does not automatically mean any burn bans in effect are lifted, Dickinson Fire Department Chief Bob Sivak said.
“Rain is always a good thing,” Sivak said in terms of fire danger. “But depending on how long it’s been dry and depending on how much fuel is out there, in brush and things like that, the amount of rain is what’s critical.”