July 2021

Last month was the 11th driest July on record in Fargo.  The airport only recorded 0.66” of rain for the entire month.  As many of you know, I am the official coop weather recorder for Fargo and although my rain records are not official, just snow, my coop station recorded exactly 1 inch of rain last month.  That would have been ranked the 25th driest on record if that was used.  That is an example how small changes can push your ranking upward or downward pretty quickly in weather statistics.   Using the UND Grand Forks records, last month was the driest July on record in Grand Forks, a testament to how dry some parts of the region has been this year.

Daryl Ritchison