More Rain

This past weekend, there was a  band of 1-2” rain, with localized areas of 3-5” running from south central North Dakota into the northern Red River Valley.  Most of western North Dakota and the southern Red River valley recorded very little rain.  That likely sounds very familiar, as that is the same path that almost all notable rain events have taken this summer.  Over the weekend a cold front stalled in that area allowing for two rounds of thunderstorms move from southwest to northeast over that area bringing with it more unneeded rain in that stretch.  That now brings rain totals up to 25 inches since May 1 for some parts of Walsh, Marshall and Grand Forks Counties in the northern Red River Valley.

Labor Day 2016 Weekend Rain
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Rainfall from May 1 to September 6, 2016

Daryl Ritchison