The Drought Monitor shows little change from last week, however, the dry/droughty areas will likely expand west from the Colorado border counties with the forecast for the week. As of this report, our area is not even listed as abnormally dry regarding soil moisture. There is moisture present in most area soils near the surface for wheat planting, however, with temperatures forecast in the 80ies and as of today, slim chances for rain, things could become a bit touchy. On the plus side the forecast is pretty ideal for drying down and harvesting fall crops. The six to ten day outlook (Sept. 23 to 27) has well-below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures for the region. Looking out eight to 14 days (Sept. 25 to Oct. 1) indicates essentially more of the same. Not a bad forecast for bringing in the fall harvest but less than ideal for establishing the 2021 wheat crop.