A dry fall expected for Ohio

Ohio’s state climatologist says weather likely won’t limit harvest for farmers this fall.

“The rest of the month looks dry,” he says. “October looks dry.”

Aaron Wilson, the ag weather and climate field specialist for Ohio State University Extension says the dry fall will provide some benefit to Ohio farmers, but create some challenges as well. “There will be plenty of opportunities getting out in the field and being able to harvest the crops,” he says.  “But again, we want to make sure that we’re not, you know, getting too dry too quickly. But also, I want to make sure we’ve got efficient dry down. So there will be perhaps saving some costs on dry down this year.”

He tells Brownfield temperatures have been running about 1 to 2 degrees below average for the summer.  “But, we are warming up just a little bit,” he says.  “We do expect the rest of September to be a bit above average temperature-wise, and even most of the fall to kind of linger a bit above average.”

Outside of a tropical system moving in, Wilson says there is very limited precipitation in the forecast.

AUDIO: Aaron Wilson, Ohio state climatologist

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