Dating farmers weekly
By early Monday evening (May 28th, Memorial Day), the center of Alberto crossed the Florida panhandle near Panama City.
Preliminary wind reports indicated 40 mph sustained winds at Panama City, with a gust to 59 mph.
In contrast, recent heat and dryness promoted the expansion of D0 across northwest Louisiana and western Arkansas.
The 30-day ACIS SPI has values of -1 to -2 in general across the Arklatex region.
Other concerns include low to very low pond levels, low subsoil moisture levels, and some reports of corn starting to roll up to protect itself from the heat and drought.
In the northwest part of the state, a one-category deterioration (from D1 to D2) was made to the counties of De Kalb, Clinton, and Caldwell.
Dryness and moderate drought across northern Missouri have resulted in a wide array of impacts.
This included a small area south of Omaha, which was linked to the D1 area in nearby Iowa.
Moderate drought (D1) was also expanded across northern Fillmore and northwest Saline counties.