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Arizona Agri-Weekly: rainfall at all weather stations

Arizona Agri-Weekly: rainfall at all weather stations

The Arizona cotton harvest reached the half-way point, ahead of last year but below the five-year average of 53 percent; Alfalfa condition is mostly fair to good - harvest is active on just under half of the acreage across the state. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., released Nov. 7, 2011.

Field crops

Cotton harvesting reached the half-way point ahead of last year but below the five-year average of 53 percent.

Alfalfa condition is mostly fair to good. Harvesting is active on just under half of the acreage across the state.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers shipped arugula, cantaloupes, honeydews, spinach, and lemons.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly below normal for the week ending Nov. 6, ranging from 8 degrees below normal at Parker to 7 degrees above normal at Douglas.

The highest temperature of the week was 93 degrees at Paloma. The lowest reading was 14 degrees at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was recorded in all 22 weather stations this week. The least precipitation was recorded in Safford with 0.05 inches and the most precipitation was recorded in Flagstaff with 1.14 inches.

Roll is the only weather station with above normal precipitation for the year. Seven of the weather stations have received precipitation to date above 80 percent of normal. 

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