While Saturday and Sunday's heat and sunshine may make recent rainfall seem like a distant memory, statistics paint a soggy picture of late spring and early summer 2014 — especially compared to the previous two dry years.
"What a difference a year can make; and what a difference some rain can make!" exulted Dewey Lienemann, University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator, in his weekly newsletter to constituents June 27.
The change has been dramatic, with most locations in Tribland running several inches ahead of their rainfall totals from both 2012 and 2013 for the growing season to date: April 1 through June 30.
In June 2014 alone, many Tribland locations received 7-11 inches of rainfall. In the same month a year earlier, many of those same locations received 2 inches or less.