I was on our weekly agronomy conference call Monday morning and Jim Noel, NOAA meteorologist, told us that weather forecasters are calling for a shift in the weather from wetter than average like we had this spring and early summer, to drier than average. That afternoon we got 1.5 inches of rain in Ostrander. It was a little funny at the time, but as I drive around the county and the state there is no doubt that a drier weather pattern did kick in around late June. Noel says that forecasters are predicting that this type of weather pattern will likely continue into August as well. Forecasters are not predicting a drought but are saying that the rainfall will average at or below normal.