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Jackson County Weather Summary

June was a good month for farmers and ranchers in the area. Above average rainfall and more normal high temperatures have crops growing under less stress than the previous two years.

June rains brought some welcome drought relief to the area. The area is still 35 inches below average over the past three years,however, Jackson County actually had an inch  more rain than the 60 year average, through the first half of 2012.  Compared to the previous two years, rainfall totals have improved and there have been much fewer days with high temperatures over 95 degrees.  In May and June of 2011 there were 38 days over 95 degrees.  In May and June of 2010 there were 22 days with high’s over 95.  This year there were only 10 days in May and June over 95.  This combination of  more frequent rainfall and more normal temperatures should provide a boost in crop yields, if a more normal weather pattern continues through harvest.