Thursday, August 16th

Perhaps the only thing these days as moody as presidential tweets is the fickleness of Mother Nature.

It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I was complaining about the fact that it seemed to rain every other day, making it hard to bale hay. My how times have changed.

Yes, I like to complain about the weather — anyone with dirt running through their veins always does — but this latest dry weather is more than just perception.

The National Weather Service said as of Aug. 2 a good chunk of Wisconsin from west-central, east northeast and northeast Wisconsin was classified as “abnormally dry.” Those parts of the state from June 1 through July 31 had between 4.5 and 10 inches of rain, resulting in deficits of up to 4.5 inches.

Technically speaking, abnormally dry is short-term dryness heading into a drought.