Stories tagged with: Rain

December 21, 2013 - 6:38pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

It's officially the first day of winter and temperatures reached the mid fifties. Locals are having mixed feelings about the uncharacteristic start to winter.

Bryn Bird is a mother and farmer from the Granville area and she says that she enjoys having a break from the snow, but is not a fan of one other thing.

"I would rather it be cold at least so the ground is frozen. Right now my husband is tracking in mud and I'm mopping the floors like four times day so it would be nice...

July 12, 2013 - 6:29pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The sunny weather is a welcomed relief for some members of the YMCA Day Camp.

The camp started just after Memorial Day and runs until mid August. Since the beginning, the camp has had to change its plans to deal with ongoing rainy weather.

"If it rains too hard we usually come inside and we do board games, crafts and sometimes we put in the movie. The kids don't like being inside it definitely puts a damper on us," said Day Camp Site Director, Trevor Tom.

Tom says...

July 2, 2013 - 4:17pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

The increase of rain and storms in our area have caused flooding in some parts of Muskingum County, which has affected farmer's crops and will eventually affect their yield at the end of the growing season. Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Office in Muskingum County describes the weather as unusual.

"If you think back to Memorial Day, we were fairly dry and then we got kind of dry in most parts of Muskingum County during the month of June. However, in late June and now...

May 7, 2011 - 5:24pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The recent rainfall is keeping many local farmers from planting their seasonal crops.

Schroeder Farms Owner Rich Schroeder said it's been especially tough since many of his vegetables need to be planted around this time.

"If we get a couple good dry days maybe we can hit it and get some in but it's going to delay the season," he siad. "It will be later in the year before there's any abundance of locally grown fresh produce."

The ground has been too wet...

April 27, 2011 - 5:40pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The recent rainfall is preventing local farmers from planting their summer crops.

Mark Mechling with the Muskingum County OSU Extension Office said usually 15% of the corn crops are planted around this time, but right now they're only at about 1%. Vegetables, hay, and meadow seedings have also been delayed.

"We're confident once the weather does break that farmers will be able to get a lot of planting done in a relatively short amount of time, it's still going to take...

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