Just Your Standard Bull

Michael Sturgess, Southern Livestock Standard

July 8, 2024

Okay, call me crazy but the is what I see right now. According to my trusty weather app, the forecast from today (July 1st) though July 10th, show the highs here in San Antonio to be as low as 92, and as high as 99. No matter how you cut it, that is hot!

                  But it is at least five degrees cooler than last year at the same time. If you will recall, we set a record of 100 degree days AND consecutive 100 degree days that started on June 16th. I don’t know about you, but I will take those degrees—even if it is still pretty darned hot.

                  If you have been paying attention to our weather columnist Brian Bledsoe, then you know that El Niño was short lived and La Niña is rapidly building back up. If you reside in Central and East Texas, then you have had a great spring and much needed rain.

                  But as this ground moisture cooks out, it would be wise to hold onto that first cutting of hay. Late summer and fall could be pretty dry for a lot of areas. Those daytime heating showers will only last as long as the ground moisture does. 

                  For San Antonio and south, the month of June was an improvement for moisture. Let’s hope July gives us some relief as well.

Southern Livestock

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