Weather chats with Mark Seeley

Spring rain eases drought as planting commences, warm weekend ahead

An aerial view showcases corn field
An aerial view showcases Untiedt Vegetable Farm's corn field on Aug. 8, 2023 in Monticello.
Kerem Yücel | MPR News

Minnesota farmers are making good progress with spring planting, and recent rainfall has helped retain soil moisture, according to the USDA.

But it’s a sensitive time for crops as the weather warms and the state eases out of drought conditions.

Thankfully, climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley says the forecast shows chances for frequent precipitation the rest of the month.

He spoke about rainfall, a warm weekend and the dangers of slipping back into drought conditions with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer in their weekly weather chat.

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