USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (6/28): Heat Steals Topsoil Moisture in Lower Midwest, South

Hot, dry conditions stressed crops across the lower Midwest and across much of the South, where silking corn and blooming soybeans were particularly vulnerable.

By contrast, according to today's Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), locally heavy showers dotted the Plains, Southwest, and upper Midwest during the week ending June 25.

Some of the heaviest rain fell in central and northern Minnesota.

Elsewhere, heavy showers were also scattered across the Northeast, excluding New England, while mostly dry weather prevailed in the Far West.

With rain dampening much of the Four Corners States, the Western wildfire threat began its seasonal shift into portions of the Great Basin and Intermountain region.

For the full USDA report for June 28, click here.