The Weather Channel has a new website aimed at ranchers and farmers. The Farmers Forecast site adds ag-related alerts in addition to the severe weather alerts already available at the www.weather.com site. These alert producers to warnings with freeze, frost, high wind or hail indicators for each forecasted day. Not only does the page include the percent of precipitation, but an actual projection of the amount of rain expected.
In addition to 36-hour and 10-day forecasts, the new section includes an almanac that allows users to compare the forecast with typical and historical weather conditions. Producers can reference past weather conditions and plan for their crops accordingly using info such as daily and monthly averages, as well as actual reported conditions from the day, week and month to date.
To see the weather site, go to The Weather Channel and enter your zip code.