Southeast: Daytime highs were in the 60s; nighttime lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Many counties reported rain, from 1 inch to 2 inches in some cases. Winter annuals in pastures showed good growth with warm temperatures, though winter weeds were a big problem. Ponds and stock tank water levels improved. Armyworms were reported in oat and ryegrass pastures. Livestock producers continued supplemental feeding of cattle. Field preparations for spring planting were delayed due to the rain.
Southwest: Continued mild temperatures and showers raised soil-moisture levels. The body condition of many cattle improved as result of a flush of winter grasses. Farmers continued planting corn and grain sorghum.
West Central: Days were warm and nights cool. Some areas reported light showers, which continue to improve wheat, barley and oats. Cotton producers began spraying for winter weeds and applying some pre-emergent herbicides. There was also an increase in plowing and other preparations for spring planting. Rangeland and pasture conditions also continued to improve, with winter weeds and grasses showing green-up after recent rains and warm days. There was heavy grazing pressure on wheat and oat fields. Livestock producers were still providing supplemental feed to cattle, but most were going through the winter with smaller herds due to the drought and the high cost of hay.