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...................................... First dusting of snow fell 00Mark Anthony Meteorologist Weather column: We had our first real taste of winter across Minnesota on Sunday. A dusting of snow fell across much of Cen- tral and Wlest Central Minnesota on Sunday. The majority of the snow melted, however, on impact on area roads and sidewalks. Temperatures did manage to warm up enough that the snow turned to light rain during the afternoon hours on Sunday. Day- time high temperatures on Sun- day were generally in the upper 30s and lower 40s across the region. Alexandria, for example, had a high of 39 degrees. Temperatures were chilly to start the work and school week on Monday morning. Some spots in Northern Minnesota dipped into the low to mid 20s. Crane Lake dipped to 24 degrees. Bemidji, meanwhile, bottomed-out at 25 degrees on Monday. An Alberta Clipper brought some additional light snow to parts of Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday. These fast mov- ing storms do not generally leave much snow in their wake. The jetstream will continue to drive in unseasonably cold air for the mid-week and into the week- end. High temperatures will gen- erally stay in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s during much of the period. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 20s and lower 30s across much of the Greater Minnesota. We should moderate a bit by Sunday out ahead of another weak disturbance. By the way, if you are a sky watcher, the moon will rise around 10 p.m. on Thursday night "with bright Jupiter to its left or lower left." Plus, just a bit further "left is Pollux, with Castor above it." Have fun checking them out Thursday night! Have a great rest of the week! Weather fact: Did you know that a two-mile thick dome of gla- cial ice covers most of Greenland? The weight of the ice is so "great that if it suddenly melted the bed- rock of the island would rise 2,500 feet" Weather history: On this date back in 1899 the temperatures in the "Twin Cities hit a very warm 82 degrees" MN AT A GLANCE: Moorhead Low 26 High 38 Duluth Low 26 High 36 Central Minn. Low 28 High 40 Twin Cities Low 32 High 43 Rochester Low 32 High 44 Marshall Low 31 High 42 Monday Oct. 21 sunrise: 7:49 a.m. Monday's sunset: 6:23 p.m. Normal High: 53 Normal Low: 34 OctUggested donation for those 60 or older is $3.85, under 60 Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. Monday: Turkey casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread/mar- garine, cookie, milk. Tuesday: Chili, pears, lettuce/ dressing, crackers/margarine, pudding, milk. Wednesday: Baked chicken, baked potato, squash, bread/mar- garine, gelatin with fruit/whipped topping, milk. Thursday: Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread/ margarine, pumpkin cookie, milk. Friday: Pub house fish, whole potatoes, Prince William vegeta- bles, bread/margarine, slice of pie, milk. is $6.55. Eden Valley diners are served at the Civic Center (attached to the city offices build- ing), and should reserve a meal by calling Mary Lou Newcomb at (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners are served at St. Anthony Manor, and should call Peggi Gohman at (320) 764-5615 for reservation by 1 p.m. the day before your meal. Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mon- day through Friday. This service is through Lutheran Social Service, funded in part by a contract from the Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Federal Older Americans Act through the Min- nesota Board on Aging. C ifv PAGE 7 _om m u n... Thursday, October 24, 2013 Harvesting, drying, storing corn could be challenging Dan Martens will vary on an individual cob as well. Drought stress leads to small kernels on part of the cob and large kernels on other parts of the cob. Even the larger kernels may have a lower test weight because of the plant stress. Watch combine settings. Corn moisture variation in a field means that adjusting the corn- by the weekend, but temperatures will remain below average for this time of the year through Sunday. Wednesday: Variable cloudi- ness, 20-percent chance of light rain/snow. High 40 Low 28 Wind: WNW 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.10" Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, 20-percent chance of light rain/snow. High 39 Low 28 Winds: WNW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" Friday: Partly cloudy. High 46 Low 32 Winds: SW 5-15 mph Prec. None Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 43 Low 32 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None Sunday: A blend of clouds and sun, 20-percent chance of rain/ snow. High 46 Low 32 Winds: S 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" Cooler air will be in place right through the weekend along with a chance of showers for Saturday and early Sunday morning. Some thunderstorms are also likely for late Friday into early Satur- day. Drier air will return by Sun- day before another disturbance arrives by Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be below nor- mal for much of the period. Univ. of Minnesota Extension Ken Hellevang, North Dakota I'd add that there might be State University grain handling places where combining drier specialist, wrote recently about areas of the fields separately might issues and strategies to consider be an advantage for drying and with the 2014 corn harvest. These storing crop with more uniform issues are relevant in our area. conditions. Some combine heads bine for conditions will be dif- Check field conditions and do a surprisingly good job of cut- ficult, and that may contribute consider harvesting early to min- ting across rows if speed is reduced to more fines in the corn. Cylin- imize losses even though areas of a notch. A little harvest loss in carv- der and concave clearance, cyl- the field may be at higher mois- ingoutpiecesoffieldsmightbeless inder speed, fan speed, chaf- ture contents. Drought condi- than the loss experienced in wait- fer and sieve openings should be tions stress the corn crop, leading ing for wetter parts of fields to dry. considered. to weak stalks and shanks. Weak Kernel moisture content, size stalks contribute to "downed" and density or test weight likely Harvest/To page 15 corn due to wind or other forces, and weak shanks contribute to "ear drop" and large field losses. On-the-Farm Drought conditions also lead to larger thannormal in-fieldcorn TIRE SERVICE moisture content variations. Moisture content might range Ital"lJr-" from 15 to 25 percent in the same aaricu field due to soil variations and mameS. other factors. Im=- tlw A pretty quiet week and week- end is in store at this stage. Tem- peratures should moderate a bit Jikal Lake. [0000qReg,on Co-op HRS: Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: Nodh of Hwy. 55 onHwy. 15 in Kimball Garage Kimball Kenior Dining_ Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Monday: Liver & onions or mushroom & onion steak, whipped potatoes w/gravy, peas, wheat bread, sherbet. Tuesday-40 years Senior Din- ing .i n Minnesota: Turkey tet- razzml, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, fresh fruit, chocolate chip oatmeal cake. Wednesday: Orange-chicken rice bowl (chicken, Cantonese veg- etables, rice), pineapple tidbits, gelatin. Thursday: BBQ riblet, O'Brien potatoes, steamed carrots, wheat bread, pumpkin bar. Friday: Lemon-pepper fish, au gratin potatoes, cole slaw, wheat bread, ice-cream gelatin. Euchre anytime there are enough players 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the Harvest Bank in Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St. Cloud. Farmers State Bank A Good Bank in a Good Town /I, ,.,.-..--, .:,:,,   .,--_,... THANK YOU FOR BANKING WITH US. Convenient Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (drive-up only 3-4:00 p.m.) Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (walk-up/drive-up only) (320) 764-2600 Visit us on the web: Member 170 Meeker Ave N, Watkins, Minnesota NR