Precipitation never falls evenly on the northern plains. Usually it is either too wet or too dry. We often calculate the average weekly or monthly precipitation however, throughout the year, there are many more days without precipitation than days with rain or snow making averages not necessarily useful. Typically, we go through a year with… Read more Future Rain
With March to this point below average, the question I get frequently is what type of temperatures do you expect in April. For several months now I have projected March and April to finish below average for temperatures and looking forward, I think there will be more below average days than above average days for… Read more Still Wet
There will be some light rain in the region yesterday and there will also probably be some precipitation today as well, but most locations in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota will more than likely not record too much rain as these weak disturbances pass through. Of higher concern at the moment is a storm system… Read more Rainy Weekend?
The recent rain / cold weather has attributed to some abrupt statistical differences in the past couple of weeks. For example, on May 8, Jamestown (State Hospital) was reporting the 12th driest year for that date. Just ten days later, on May 18, the Jamestown State Hospital was reporting the 3rd wettest year to… Read more A Potpourri of Weather Stats
Below is yesterday’s rain totals. Many locations recorded additional rain after midnight (1 AM CDT). The areas that were missed on Wednesday, were for the most part the main area that recorded precipitation on Thursday/Thursday Night. Meaning, this event, although, not nearly as significant as last week’s rain totals, still made for a fairly widespread… Read more Thursday Rain