Too Much Too Late

Earlier in the week, some parts of Sargent County in southeastern North Dakota recorded over two inches of rain.  Before that rain event that area of North Dakota was one of the drier regions of the state, but with that recent rain has moved into the wet category like so many other regions.  To put into perspective how much rain fell on Tuesday, the average winter precipitation for most of southeastern North Dakota is just a bit over 2 inches total.  Meaning on Tuesday afternoon and evening some of us got as much moisture as we would during the traditional winter months of December, January and February.  Although some of the moisture will run off and evaporate before the ground freezes, much of it will remain until spring 2017.

Rainfall from 10/21 through 10/27, 2016
Rainfall from 10/21 through 10/27, 2016

Daryl Ritchison