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Weather Talk: Rainfall below average

One year ago today, Fargo's official rainfall total for the month of May was already up to 5.82 inches. On May 25, another shower would leave another 0.32 inches. Then another 1.71 inches would fall on May 28-29 for a May total of 7.85 inches, th...

John Wheeler

One year ago today, Fargo’s official rainfall total for the month of May was already up to 5.82 inches. On May 25, another shower would leave another 0.32 inches. Then another 1.71 inches would fall on May 28-29 for a May total of 7.85 inches, the highest May rainfall total on record. Most of the rest of 2015 was drier than average, but the May total was enough to bring out 2015 total to about average.  Rainfall has been a little below average this year and there are many signs pointing to a drier than average summer. Our region is far from being in a drought at this point. The fall and winter were dry but the spring has been only a bit below average overall. However, the combination of drier than average precipitation and a lower soil moisture profile means we will rely on timely rains for good crops and green lawns.  

 

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