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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published December 05 2012

Weather Talk: Precipitation this fall 2.79 inches below average

September, October and November comprise climatological autumn. This past autumn the average temperature in Fargo-Moorhead was 44.5 degrees, which happens to be right at our current 30-year average for the season.

November finished slightly above average, October slightly below and September right at the average, giving us our very average autumn season.

One thing that was not average this past autumn was the precipitation. During the past three months, only 2.93 inches of rain and melted snow was recorded locally. That is 2.79 inches below the average of 5.72 inches. Autumn 2012 finished as the 31st-driest fall on record.

For the year, through Nov. 30, 14.15 inches of rain and melted snow has been officially recorded in Fargo Moorhead. This ranks the first 11 months of the year as the 10th driest since 1881.

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