- Author: Robert J Keiffer
Many years we get "germinating" (over 1" precipitation that gets most grass seeds growing) fall rains by mid-October. Well, that has not happened yet at the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center. So far HREC headquarters has received less than 0.5 inches of rain and normally we have over 2.5 inches by the end of October. The North Coast rangelands are still that dull, yellow-brown color of late summer as we await for that magical storm to arrive that causes a sudden landscape transformation of color from dull yellow to bright green.
The old saying of "red at night ... sailors delight", which means clear sailing and good weather is still holding true here at HREC. This was a "red at night" sunset shot from last week.