April Finishes Wet

The first three weeks of April were relatively dry across the state of North Dakota.  That changed during the last week week of the month as a slow moving area of low pressure moved through the central part of the United States.  Although, the western and central portions of North Dakota did record some snow from the system, it was mainly a rain maker.  The southeastern portion of the state was hit the hardest with some locations recording over 3 inches of rain.

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That excessive rain in turn caused noticeable river rises especially in the Red River Valley.  The Wild Rice at Abercrombie almost went into Major Stage and Fargo ended up cresting at 26.6 feet which is on the lower end of moderate stage.

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Daryl Ritchison