Irrigator’s cautious with water use this season
By ROBERT S. MERRILL
A warm and dry May across Franklin County resulted in one temperature record being set and gave home gardeners and farmers a jump on planting crops.
That’s the information from King Smith, a Preston Junior High School science teacher who keeps official weather totals for the National Weather Service.
“The month of May was a warm and dry one across Franklin County. I don’t think we are saying anything we didn’t know already,” said Smith. “My records show we broke a high-temperature record on May 15 with 86 degrees. The old one for that day was set in 1969 with 83 degrees.
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