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Published March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM

Weather Talk: Conditions in area in past nine months generally wet

On June 1, 2008, much of the area was listed as either abnormally dry or as having drought conditions by the Climate Prediction Center. Fargo-Moorhead was not experiencing dry conditions because of the late spring snowfall, but most people were anxious for some moisture.

By: Daryl Ritchison, WDAY

On June 1, 2008, much of the area was listed as either abnormally dry or as having drought conditions by the Climate Prediction Center. Fargo-Moorhead was not experiencing dry conditions because of the late spring snowfall, but most people were anxious for some moisture.

Quickly the conditions went from dry to wet, and by the end of June, Fargo-Moorhead had received 6.06 inches of rain, which was 172 percent of average.

With the exception of July, the rest of the months of 2008 reported above-average precipitation. Many of the months, including September, October and December, were near or above 200 percent of normal.

January 2009 started

with slightly below normal precipitation, but now February and March have been back to more than 200 percent of normal. Our midcontinental location brings with it extremes of wet and dry, and for nine months it has generally been very wet.


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