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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Mark Your ! Calendars March 5, 2019 • Page 3 TYNDALL MOTORS March Madness 15th to 18th Open House March 15 to 16 th th Friday 8am - 5:30pm • Saturday 8am - 12 Noon 605-589-3441 • Toll Free 1-888-589-3441 • 406 West Hwy 50 • Tyndall, SD The Garden Plot By Daris Howard Specials on Select Marine Items Receive Bass Pro Shops Cabelas Gift Card with purchase of selected boats during event Climate Outlook Predicts Cool Temperatures Will Linger Into Spring Jenny was a farm girl living in a big city. She heard about an organization that allowed people to have a small garden plot for a nominal fee. She missed the joy of growing her own vegetables and the wonderful taste of fresh food, and she knew she could use the food to supplement her limited income. She soon had a small plot and was squeezing everything she could into it. She enjoyed taking the break from her busy life, and she enjoyed the people BROOKINGS, S.D. for March 2019. Flood potential this spring temperatures do she associated with there. It wasn’t long before she even – The unusually cold Below average spring arrive, which suggests became the organization secretary. temperatures that have temperatures, above Looking to spring, much of eastern South She was there working in her garden one evening when held their grip over average snowfall Edwards said many Dakota will see some a big, beautiful Mercedes pulled up. Everyone stopped South Dakota are exAfter a relatively are concerned by flood minor to moderate and stared. It wasn’t that they hadn’t seen a Mercedes pected to continue into warm and dry start to potential. flooding in the James, before, it’s just no one who was part of the organization March, according to the the winter season, sev“The southeastern Vermilion and Big Sioux could afford one. latest climate outlook eral small snowstorms part of the state is River Valleys.” A man dressed in a three-piece business suit stepped released February 21, have accumulated snow holding a lot of moisThe National from the car and asked who was in charge. Everyone 2019. on the ground through- ture from 2018 in the Weather Service and pointed at Jenny, and he made his way toward her. “Following an exout February. “Many lo- soils, sitting in fields U.S. Army Corps of He stepped up and held out his hand. “Robert Stevens ceptional cold snap in cations across the state and ditches. Even if we Engineers are keeping a the third.” January, temperatures have already measured experienced average close eye on snowpack Jenny held out her hand to shake his, but the minute throughout the state more snow than they winter precipitation, conditions throughout he saw her soil-covered hands, he pulled his back. have remained 8 to 20 receive in an average this region of the state the Missouri River “I came to see about getting a garden plot,” Robert degrees below average, year. To date, snowfall is likely to flood again system and will be issaid. setting several single approaching 50 inches this spring when snowsuing flood updates as By this time, all of the other gardeners had joined Jenday records, with some in some northern and pack melts,” Edwards the snowmelt season ny and stood looking on curiously. northeastern areas,” said. begins. Jenny glanced once more at the Mercedes before turn- areas of the state on ing back to Robert. “Why would you want a garden plot?” track to rank February Edwards said. In the northeast and Spring moisture is she asked. 2019 the coldest on Despite the wet east central regions good news for those in The man sighed in annoyance, as if Jenny should just record,” said Laura Edweather pattern that of the state, measurewestern South Dakota give him one and be done with it. “My doctor said I have wards, SDSU Extension has defined February, ments show 4 to 8-inch- who rely on snowmelt too much stress in my life, and he said that if I don’t do State Climatologist. looking ahead to March, es of moisture currently for pasture, range and something about it, I am going to have a heart attack. He Edwards said the there is some uncertain- held in the snowpack. forage production. suggested I garden. I can pay whatever I need to.” cold climate pattern is ty in the outlook. Ideally, Edwards said “It is optimistic for a “It just so happens we have one available,” Jenny said. likely to continue into “There is some temperatures above good start for grasses “The previous gardener passed away recently. It’s ten dol- early or mid-March at indication that in early freezing in the daytime and forages to grow lars per month plus a forty dollar tilling fee.” least. March this wet pattern and below freezing at this grazing season,” Robert pulled two one-hundred dollar bills from his “This pattern tilts the will subside and turn night would allow snow Edwards said. “Snowpocket and handed them to Jenny. “Keep the change,” he odds towards colder drier. Unfortunately, to melt and ground to melt and rain can also said. than average temperathere is not a lot of thaw gradually. “Howhelp fill stock ponds as Robert left, and Jenny paid the man who did the tilltures overall for the confidence in the latter ever, the longer we hold cattle are turned out to ing. Jenny was working in her garden again the next day onto cold temperatures, graze.” when Robert returned. He was dressed in nice slacks and month ahead,” Edwards part of the month. As a said, pointing to the Na- result, there are equal the more likely these Currently no area of a white polo shirt. He brought many seed varieties with tional Oceanic Atmoschances for wetter, ideal conditions will the state is experienchim, and everyone who was there came over to give their drier or near average not occur. It is more ing abnormally dry or opinions on how he should plant them and to help. Before pheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Predic- precipitation,” Edwards likely that we will have drought conditions. Robert left that evening, his garden had nice little rows tion Center’s outlook explained. a rapid warm up when with newly planted seeds in them, and his shirt was nearly brown. Robert always came in a new white polo shirt. 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