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Old 08-29-2013, 11:40 PM
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no offense but i dont know what you guys from minnesotta and missouri are talking about. every time i looked at the radar until about two wks ago, both of those states had widespread storms rolling thru. my friend just came back from mn and said how green it is. if i started skipping just bc i saw a little brown in the lawn id be starving. id be mowin every wk if i got all the rain you guys have , plus cool temps until now.
July and Aug we have gotten less than 1/2 normal avg rainfall. Now has been 90 degrees for the past week. Doesn't take too much of that combo to start skipping cuts.

And this after record setting rain in May and June. Now, moderate drought.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:03 AM
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I remember when the rain pattern was stuck over the Midwest for many Summers while the South East was suffering through droughts and heat waves. One year the Northeast flooded all Summer and the South was dried up. All patterns will shift sooner or later. We just have to be financially prepared for those shifts. Just a normal part of the lawn care business. Farmers were dealing with this long before lawn care became a business. Some areas of the country are more prone to droughts than others. Knowing this doesn't make it any less stressful that is for sure. Putting away money during the good times to get you through the bad times is a must. Diversifying is a good idea. Many of us run Seasonal, weather dependent businesses(some take a big part of the risk away with contracts), so keep that in mind when pricing your work.
We have had good rains for 2 Summers(the majority of the season) in a row, but I know that can change completely next year
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:14 AM
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large storm area headed straight at kc , columbia and quincy this am. lets up it doesnt do the splitz when it gets here.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:57 AM
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Fingers are crossed. But not holding my breath. Looks good on radar at the moment.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:28 AM
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Fingers are crossed. But not holding my breath. Looks good on radar at the moment.
Look good to you my part its falling apart By the time gets here to me wont be nothing left
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:40 AM
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what is it about nw mo and quincy that makes these storms fall apart? weatherman says nothing, its just the luck of the draw, but i think he's a fool.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:50 AM
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one thing i always look at is the humidity. if humidity in your area is low storms will lose their punch upon approach. if high you have a chance. ours is 95 pct.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:09 AM
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what is it about nw mo and quincy that makes these storms fall apart? weatherman says nothing, its just the luck of the draw, but i think he's a fool.
weatherman are fools

Its to late now for rain my food plots are burnt up be lucky to have anything for the deer to come to Im going have to hunt hay fields again this year

I am getting few drops
these day I don't go by inches I go by drops Think I'm up to 20 drops
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:12 AM
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Its falling apart at 6 was bigger now isn't much there
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:49 AM
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Its falling apart at 6 was bigger now isn't much there
off topic, snyder is there a wright stander dealer in kirksville?
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