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Dry conditions are statewide concern

With little to no rain across most of Nebraska since June 1, dry conditions are becoming a concern.

For the week ending June 10, above normal temperatures and little or no precipitation continued to stress dryland crops and reduce crop and pasture condition ratings statewide, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office.

Irrigation was active throughout the state. Alfalfa and pastures were showing little growth in many areas.

Temperatures averaged four degrees above normal, with triple digit highs in portions of the southwest and 90s mainly elsewhere. Lows were in the mid to lower 50’s. The high afternoon temperatures were accompanied by strong winds in many areas.

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