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Local Climate Data

The local climate and its variability is extremely important when making planting planting decisions, specifically corn. The local Kansas Mesonet site in Parsons records on a daily basis: Air Temperature (High and Low), Relative Humidity, Precipitation, Wind Speed at 2 Meters (Average and High), Soil Temperature at 5 centimeter (High and Low), Soil Temperature at 10 centimeter, Solar Radiation, and Evapotranspiration. In addition, the site also records on an hourly basis: Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Precipitation, Wind Direction, Wind Speed, Soil Temperature (5 cm and 10 cm), and Solar Radiation. While all of these parameters are important, there are a few that producers need to consider in particular: 2 Inch Soil Temperature and Cumulative Precipitation

2 Inch Soil Temperature - Updated 6/6/2018    

2018 7 Day Running Average - 79.2    2010 - 2017 7 Day Running Average - 75.0 degrees

Cumulative Precipitation - Updated 6/6/2018

Month to Month Data