Abundant Rain (For Some)

With the additional rain in the past week, there are now locations in the northern red river valley that have exceeded 20” this growing season.  Not for the year, but just for the growing season.  Plus, a vast majority of that rainfall has occurred in the past 75 days.  Average annual rainfall for the northern red river valley is generally at or a bit below 20” and some folks have recorded that in less than 3 months.  Yet, the reminder once again is that most of the state of North Dakota, northern South Dakota and west Central Minnesota are running either near or below average for precipitation.  So averaged as a whole, you could say North Dakota is running near average with hardly any area actually near that average.

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Total Rain since April 1, 2016 through July 27, 2016

 

Daryl Ritchison

 

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