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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published September 16 2013

Weather Talk: Despite dry spells, year shaping up to be rainy one

September is now well on its way to being a wetter-than-average month across the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.

Despite a very dry period during July and August, 2013 will end up being a very rainy year. The rain on Sept. 8 pushed the total precipitation to more than 22.62 inches, which is average for an entire year. Even if not another drop or rain or flake of snow were to fall the rest of the year, this would still be a wet year.

The moisture deficit for July and August combined was a drip over 4 inches. Despite that, we are nearing

7 inches above average since Jan. 1. The dry summer, combined with a dry year in 2012, has been the driest weather we have seen since 1993. But most rivers and lakes remain high. The wet pattern and its effects continue.


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