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Hot and dry

June 5, 2012
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Irrigator’s cautious with water use this season 

By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant Editor

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.

Farms, like this one north of Preston, might be in rough shape as the water supply diminishes and the warm summer progresses.

“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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