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AUDIO: Rain will slow corn harvest

AUDIO: Rain will slow corn harvest Click to Enlarge Photo: Brad Veenstra, KNSI

Oct 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) While the soaking rains across central Minnesota are welcome for an area that's been in drought conditions, it certainly will have an impact on the fall harvest.

State Climatologist Mark Seeley says prior to the rain, some farmers were waiting for their corn crop to dry out even further. 

Now he says those that waited, are "going to have to wait event longer" for a dry spell before they can resume harvesting. 

Seeley says it looks like the cool, wet weather we're seeing will continue for awhile, and he says longer range models are hinting at parts of western or northern Minnesota seeing their first snowflakes of the year the last week in October.

Frost is also expected to nip many areas of Minnesota for the first time later this week. 

Seeley says the rain is bad news for farmers hoping their corn crop would dry out

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