Winter Precip So Far

Precipitation from the weekend’s storm averaged between a quarter and a half an inch.  Oddly, even though some areas around Grand Forks got twice the amount of snow that Fargo did, the water content in the snow was very similar.  Grand Forks just had a fluffier snow than what occurred around Fargo.  December through February, the Red River Valley only averages between two and two and a half inches of precipitation, most of which comes from moisture in snow.  What this means is, the weekend storm, some areas recorded nearly 25 percent of the average winter precipitation.  Lack of moisture next spring seems unlikely at this point.

Daryl Ritchison