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Dry October Perfect for Harvest
Nearly nowhere in the state had rain in October until just this week a complete turnaround from September's variable rainfall, which gave perfect conditions to dry the crops in the fields. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says, "So it's been just an amazingly dry month, and you know, you can hardly ask for anything better as far as getting harvest accomplished and temperatures this month also, a little bit on the warm side. Average about two, three degrees above normal, which generally helps dry the crop down a little bit quicker as well. And so it's been just an amazingly favorable October."