Dry weather persisted in the drought-ridden southern Plains, where 71% of Texas’ winter wheat was rated in very poor to poor condition during the week ending Jan. 23.
According to today's Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), most of the country also experienced a dry week, with the exception of regions affected by a pair of storms delivering a variety of precipitation across the southern and eastern United States.
The first system, which had produced snowy, windy weather at the end of the previous week from the upper Midwest into the mid-South, continued to create travel difficulties and other challenges on Jan. 16-17 while sweeping across the Appalachians and middle and northern Atlantic States.
The second storm delivered significant snow near the middle Atlantic Coast, including eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, on Jan. 21-22.
Across the Deep South, both systems produced varying amounts of rain, while the second storm also resulted in pockets of wintry precipitation.
For the full USDA report for Jan. 25, click here.