Spring is Done

Spring by definition for climate statistics is from March 1 through May 31.  This past spring was very wet for some areas, like the northern Red River Valley to pretty average across central North Dakota. The rain from last weekend pushed Fargo into the Top 10 wettest on record.  If you look back at history, a very high percentage of wet springs turned into below average precipitation summers.  The generally trend since the autumn of 2019 has been for drier than average precipitation.  There is no doubt that it has been quite wet for the past two months and it made for a horrible spring planting season, but two months doesn’t necessarily make a trend.

Daryl Ritchison