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February is 7th driest month since 1970 with just four-tenths of an inch of moisture

The February weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures were near average while precipitation was considerably below normal.  There were just four-tenths of an inch of rain and melted precipitation for the month of February in Trenton which is only 28 percent of normal. Normal for the month is 1.45 inches. The four-tenths of an inch […]

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Weather in 2018 was near normal, but averages hide record-setting events

Do the math on temperatures and rainfall for all of 2018. On average, you get “near normal,” says Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist. “Weather was anything but that,” Guinan adds. Record-setting numbers hide in an average.  For starters, look at the “non-spring” of 2018. April was the second coldest on record going back […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Missouri agencies continue to explore how to help drought-impacted farmers

Governor Parson says southwest Missouri’s Polk County, where he has a farm, is among the counties affected by drought and has ordered all Missouri agencies to examine how the state can assist communities affected by drought and identify ones that could be impacted.     Farmers in the driest Missouri counties are chopping corn that’s […]