However, for the period 11/8-11, an average of a whopping 1.77" fell for the 7 stations I'm following. 1.48" of this was just from 11/10-11, likely the wettest 2 day period so far this season. That brings 11/1-11 to 2.40" (61 mm) average, which is actually near normal for those 11 days, alone, and is slightly more than the 2.06" (52 mm) for the entire month of Oct:
What do I think this means for the new crop? As I had said, any generous rain this month would be beneficial. However, what I also said is that it is my belief that the ceiling on potential had already likely been reduced substantially due to the mainly dry April-Nov 7th as well as the relentless intense heat of Sep 25-Oct 7. But I'm guessing that consistent generous rains from this point forward would stop that ceiling from falling much further though it may not matter too much at this point if that ceiling is already low.
Any other opinions about the degree of benefit possible from this recent generous rainfall as well as from future generous rainfall? How low do you think the ceiling is now? Thanks in advance.
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