Summit Treestands
Drought Report 2022
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Contributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 01-Jun-22
Old Bow 02-Jun-22
SBH 02-Jun-22
LUNG$HOT 02-Jun-22
ELKMAN 02-Jun-22
Michael 02-Jun-22
APauls 02-Jun-22
'Ike' (Phone) 02-Jun-22
Scoot 02-Jun-22
azelkhntr 02-Jun-22
LKH 02-Jun-22
Pop-r 03-Jun-22
KHNC 03-Jun-22
pdk25 03-Jun-22
wyobullshooter 03-Jun-22
Pop-r 03-Jun-22
pdk25 03-Jun-22
azelkhntr 03-Jun-22
Tom 05-Jun-22
SBH 05-Jun-22
butcherboy 05-Jun-22
'Ike' (Phone) 05-Jun-22
Scoot 05-Jun-22
LKH 06-Jun-22
01-Jun-22
And it begins…Already seeing it here!

From: Old Bow
02-Jun-22
Lots of idle ground where there was always rice .

From: SBH
02-Jun-22
We're super wet in MT this spring. I don't have the numbers but its been raining/snowing a lot the last few months. Should be good antler growth and help fill up the reservoirs that are low. Seems like run off hasn't even started yet out this way.

From: LUNG$HOT
02-Jun-22
Colorado got a few good late spring storms which really helped but most of the snowpack in the southern part of the state has already run off. Been raining here in Colorado Springs the last week on and off. Hopefully it keeps going

From: ELKMAN
02-Jun-22
Pretty wet here in Wyoming so far as well. We will see...

From: Michael
02-Jun-22
Very wet spring in the upper Midwest after a very dry year last year.

Farmers were still planting corn on memorial weekend. We had a week of rain at the beginning of May that dumped 8 to 10” for the week depending on the area.

From: APauls
02-Jun-22
2nd wettest spring on record here. Another 2 inches of rain last few days. Wettest in 150 years.

02-Jun-22
Nice, good to hear...

From: Scoot
02-Jun-22
Rain, rain, rain here in NW MN.

From: azelkhntr
02-Jun-22
We are expecting another great monsoon season. Temps have been lower so thats a nice plus. Going into a run of triple digits but nothing too scorching; yet.

From: LKH
02-Jun-22
Not sure where Matt is talking about in MT, but much of the state is still in severe to extreme drought. The Breaks is very dry. I live about 20 miles west of Lewistown and my alfalfa has pretty much stopped growing except for the sub'd parts.

I think we have enough to get started but if it doesn't rain the wheat will be very thin.

Went to Billings today and once I got within about 60 miles that part looked pretty good.

Up on the hi-line (Hwy 2) they are very dry,

Rain forecast for June is not good.

From: Pop-r
03-Jun-22
June is usually Montana's wet month too.

From: KHNC
03-Jun-22
Western NC got 7 inches of rain last week. About to get another .75 today.

From: pdk25
03-Jun-22
Worst drought in the last 1200 years in New Mexico, with the first and 3rd largest wildfires in NM history still burning. The Black Fire of the Gila had me in the Set stage of evacuation for the last week, using a 'ready, set, go' scale.

03-Jun-22
The moisture we’ve been getting the past couple weeks has certainly helped, but nearly 30% of the state is in either severe to extreme drought, and except for a few isolated areas, the rest of the state is in moderate drought, according to drought.gov. Hopefully the moisture continues but we’re getting to the timeframe when the moisture typically starts shutting off. This entire year has been one for the ages, so who knows what Ma Nature has in store.

From: Pop-r
03-Jun-22
Those fires you spoke of in NM were lit by the Forest Service of all things. Currently pushing 700k acres burned and hundreds of homes. Odd to me the media hasn't picked this up moreso than they have.

From: pdk25
03-Jun-22
Pop-R, that is mostly true.

The largest fire in NM history is now the Calf-Hermitte fire and was actually the result of reignition from 2 separate controlled burns. Obviously, the term controlled is used loosely. They thought they were out but were wrong. Lots of displaced people and structures lost. As a result there has been a 90 day moratorium on additional controlled burns.

What is now the third largest in history is the Black fire of the Gila. This has been determined to be human caused, but is still under investigation. There have been multiple small fires starting in this area recently, and it is at a site frequented by hikers and campers, and was almost certainly caused by a hiker/camper. They probably should have shut this portion of the wilderness down due to the horrible conditions until the expected monsoons in July, but it is a political issue. Probably would have been better than having around 70 percent of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness burn. Things don't recover very quickly in this area of New Mexico due to the climate.

From: azelkhntr
03-Jun-22
Did the E. MT, ND & SD farmers get their wheat planted? You midwest guys did they get the corn out?

From: Tom
05-Jun-22
I know that in western MN right by the border of ND and SD things are really wet. Not all the corn got planted or will. Guys are trying to plant beans right now. Nobody has turned a wheel in the field since last Monday after a big storm dumped 2-5 inches. I expect today and tomorrow some guys will try and plant again before the next predicted rain on Tuesday. Lots of flooding in eastern ND and northern MN.

From: SBH
05-Jun-22
Larry, I'm embarrassed to say but I'll admit it here. I'm in Bozeman. The whole western half of the state is at or above average for precipitation from what I can tell. The eastern side is not doing as well. Eastern part of the state just keeps missing out on the storms. Praying for rain for you guys out that way. Love to give you some of ours, I'm over it.

From: butcherboy
05-Jun-22
Many reasons why the fires here in NM haven’t hit national news. It’s not California, Ukraine, shootings, Covid (again), state primaries, etc. It’s also still a widely known joke that most people out there still have no clue that NM is a state in the USA. Lol

05-Jun-22
Butcher, you just may be right there...Lol System moved through last nite and today with rain...It'll be 100 by next weekend, good ol June weather...

From: Scoot
05-Jun-22
Butcher, those same people also don't understand that North and South Dakota are two separate states...

From: LKH
06-Jun-22
Matt, Since Friday I've gotten 1.6" rain. Probably enough to make somewhat of a hay crop but the wheat will need a lot more. The rain covered much of the state but was stripy. I don't depend on my place to eat and I feel for my neighbors. Costs are thru the roof.

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