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Watson: Dry Weather Creek … by the numbers

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Watson: Dry Weather Creek mills its own

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

When Albert Angrimson began farming this land in western Chippewa County in 1910, just about every community had its own mill to grind wheat to flour. Continue Reading

Day 2: Reignition; Dry conditions and high-speed winds rekindle 1,000 acre fire

March 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dry conditions and wind gusts of almost 50 mph rekindled a fire about five miles east of Dickinson on Thursday, blocking Interstate 94 with a thick wall of gray smoke, officials said. Continue Reading

Dry, windy conditions fuel grass fires in ND

March 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON (AP) Dry and windy conditions have fueled grass fires in western North Dakota. Continue Reading

Record-breaking temps dry area out

March 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With little precipitation in the area and Saturday’s record-breaking temperatures in Dickinson expected to continue today, red flag warnings and fire bans remain in place for southwest North Dakota, officials say. Continue Reading

Lack of winter snowfall has some worried about summer drought

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MINNEAPOLIS A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting. Continue Reading

Dunn County preparing for more dust as spring approaches

February 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING A mix of low moisture and increased oil activity has Dunn County leaders preparing for a dustier-than-usual spring. Continue Reading

Lack of snow not good for SD winter wheat, alfalfa

January 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The lack of snow in South Dakota is causing concerns for winter wheat and alfalfa farmers, but the mild temperatures so far this winter have been good for livestock. Continue Reading

Firefighters wary of New Year’s fireworks with dry weather

December 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell firefighters have readied all of their grass fire vehicles. Continue Reading

Dry fall has good and bad sides to it

December 14, 2011 in The Daily Republic

No snow to plow but fire risk is high and 2012 ag concerns growing.

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