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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published July 08 2013

Weather Talk: Weather pattern leans toward less rainfall in coming months

Despite the wettest May-June period on record in Fargo-Moorhead history, water needs are apt to change quickly.

The weather pattern, primarily the upper-level wind pattern, is evolving into one suggesting a lot less rainfall over the next couple of months compared to the past two months. It would be ironic, but neither unusual nor unexpected for there to be serious water needs before the summer is over. Recall how dry our region was just six months ago. Coming off a dry spring, a dry summer, a record dry September and a winter that started out with only very light snow, the outward signs suggested another dry summer. Cold and wet weather February through June took care of that.

But what goes up must come down. It is not possible to know if the moisture will ease back toward average or suddenly be cut off. But a return to some degree of drier weather now appears likely.

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