Weather Talk: Soggy Junes have becomes a routine in recent years
Another slog through June and the path is getting wetter every day. Average June rainfall is 3.90 inches for Fargo-Moorhead, and most of the Red River Valley area has already had 3 to 6 inches halfway through the month.
Soggy Junes have become a routine in recent years. Last summer, it was quite wet in May and June before the summer became drier in July and August. June 2012 was quite dry as was that whole summer. But we had wet Junes in 2011 and 2010.
June is usually the wettest month of the year, so when the Junes are consistently rainy, it tends to help increase our annual rainfall. And average rainfall is about 15 to 20 percent higher than 25-35 years ago.
During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a tendency for the weather to be just a little too dry most of the time with occasional wet periods. Since the early 1990s, our tendency is to be a little too wet most of the time like we are now.
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