The weather switched back to dry (and smoggy!) over the last week, with only 1 millimetre of precipitation being recorded, bringing the month’s total to 64 mm, which is about normal.
The average temperature warmed up quite a bit, aided and abetted by several days with daytime highs close to and above 30 degrees Celsius. The average temperature now sits at 17.9 C, while the previous week was 17.3 C and the normal for the month is 18.6 C.
However, the corn heat unit (CHU) count is still running behind schedule despite the warming temperatures. There are 499 CHU recorded so far in June, and normal would be approximately 524 CHU for this date on a prorated basis. Normal for the entire month is 655 CHU. Since the May 10 start date for the heat unit count, the total recorded is 839 CHU for the 2023 cropping season.