5/28/15 Rain Totals

A slow moving cold front produced some localized heavy rain in southeastern North Dakota during the evening and overnight on May 28 into early May 29.  Below are the totals recorded at the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) Stations.

May 28, May 29 Rain Totals
May 28, May 29 Rain Totals

Additional rain totals from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) are presented below:


CoCoRaHS Rain Totals
CoCoRaHS Rain Totals

In addition, these totals were sent to me via Twitter (@darylritchison)

0.50″ northeast of Hope, ND

0.90″ to 1.15″ west of Barnesville

2.82″ west of Davenport and 3.7″ unconfirmed report north of Davenport

3.60″ west of Walcott.

1.50″ in Kindred

3.13″ south of Milnor (it was still raining at report time)

1.8″ in Harwood.

1.9″ northeastern Steele County

1.75″ on Big Cormorant Lake

Fargo has broken the record for the most rain during the month of May.  Through 1:00 PM Friday, May 29, 2015,  7. 87″ of rain was recorded at Hector Int’l Airport (KFAR) (add 0.81″ that has fallen today to graphic below).  The old record was 7.34 inches set in 1998.

Fargo May Accumulation (Rain) Chart
Fargo May Accumulation (Rain) Chart

You can add 0.81″ to the 2015 total below that has been recorded today.

May rain
May Record Rainfall

Daryl Ritchison