Indiana Climate Weather Report

As we close the doors on May for the year, one of the biggest stories throughout the month was the precipitation. The entire state was above normal. Northwestern Indiana was 3.41” above normal and southeastern Indiana was 0.18” above normal for the month (Figure 1). Temperatures were near normal in the northern and above normal in the central and southern tiers of the state. Some stations in Central Indiana recorded rainfall on 24 out of 31 days.

Figure 1. Indiana Precipitation – Departure from Mean May 2019

The good news is that many areas saw dry conditions set in the last week of May and beginning of June and helped alleviate some of the saturated soils. This actually provided a very limited window of opportunity for the agriculture industry. Unfortunately, the weather looks to turn off wet again with 1 to 4 inches of rainfall projected through June 10th. The wet pattern looks to continue through the first three weeks of June with higher confidence in below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation (Figure 2 & 3).

Figure 2. 8-14 Day Temperature Outlook

 

Figure 3. 8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook

Taking this forecast into consideration, it is extremely important to keep an eye on vegetation as conditions may be favorable for disease development. Purdue Extension has various publications about disease management that may be utilized to assist with various diseases.

Share This Article
It is the policy of the Purdue University that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue is an Affirmative Action Institution. This material may be available in alternative formats. 1-888-EXT-INFO Disclaimer: Reference to products in this publication is not intended to be an endorsement to the exclusion of others which may have similar uses. Any person using products listed in this publication assumes full responsibility for their use in accordance with current directions of the manufacturer.
Vegetable Crops Hotline - Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 625 Agriculture Mall Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47907

© 2019 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Vegetable Crops Hotline

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact Vegetable Crops Hotline at guan40@purdue.edu.