|Saturday night at dusk as the snow started to fall.|
|Saturday evening at dusk (taken with flash)|
The weeds in the ditches had more snow cover than the wheat fields. Just what every farmer needs ... healthy weeds.
Still, the February and March snows and a little bit of rain have helped ease the drought slightly in some sections of Kansas, though it doesn't come close to ending the 20-inch deficit from two years of drought.
"In terms of the winter wheat, I think it helped a great deal. Farmers from Eureka to Ness City are pleased with the recent rain and snow. A light, steady, soaking rain can be more beneficial than a 2-inch rain that falls in 40 minutes because it allows the soil to absorb the moisture. They all thought the moisture's timing and amount and the rate was all very, very helpful."
AccuWeather Vice President Mike Smith, talking about recent moisture
|Sunrise on Monday, March 25|