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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published June 21 2013

Weather Talk: According to stats, spring in region was cold, wet

According to the National Climatic Data Center, this past spring (March through May) was the fourth coldest on record for the state of North Dakota, and it was the third coldest for Minnesota.

Here in Fargo-Moorhead, the spring ranked as the 10th coldest on record, but it should be noted that our records go back to 1881, whereas NCDC’s database for statistics only goes back to 1895. If data from 1895 and after is used, this past spring ranks as the seventh coldest on record locally.

Not only was it a cold spring but a wet one as well. Spring 2013 was the fifth wettest on record in North Dakota, and Minnesota recorded the eighth wettest.

Right here in Fargo-Moorhead, the months of March through May of 2013 broke the record for the wettest spring.

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