IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Watching Soil Temps

Posted: 02 Apr 2019 05:34 AM

Even with a light dusting of snow over northern Iowa overnight, hope continues to spring eternal that spring time is here and warmer temperatures. The warmer air temperatures and ever increasing solar inputs help to slow warm the soil temperatures up. The ISU Soil Moisture Network stations report hourly four inch depth soil temperatures and the featured map displays the max and min temperature for Monday. While temperatures are above freezing, we still have a ways to go to support most plants grown in the state. It is early April yet, so periods of cold air temperatures remain possible.

Good = 7
Bad = 0