The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal dropped at least four inches on parts of Missouri this week, contributing to another damp spring that has delayed planting and stunted crop development for some producers. Missouri State Climatologist Pat Guinan says 2020 is shaping up to be another damp year.

Guinan says it’s rare for a named tropical system to still produce heavy rain well into the state. He says the last significant storm to do so was in 2012.

Missouri State Climatologist Pat Guinan notes that areas around Saint Louis, as well as western Missouri, didn’t receive significant rainfall from the remnants of Cristobal as it pushed further inland.