The Wettest Month

June is the wettest month of the year in North Dakota and by a wide margin.  In eastern North Dakota in particular this month averages around 1 inch more than any other month.  Western North Dakota averages around 3 inches of rain in June, whereas the Red River Valley averages closer to 4 inches this month.  A dry June, could easily mean more rainfall than the average for other months.  I often call this time of year our “rainy season” as from late may to early July over 50% of our average rain for the growing season typically falls.  Some areas are definitely in need of rain right now, not unusual for these parts, and the odds are the rains will be coming.

Daryl Ritchison