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Winter Outlook 2017-18

The outlook for Winter 2017-18 has been released. Overall, the odds tilt slightly toward colder than average temperatures and wetter than average conditions for eastern ND and northwest and west central MN. Drought conditions in the western Dakotas are likely to remain nearly the same over the winter. Read More >


Scattered rain showers and some isolated thunderstorms spread across portions of the Red River Valley region, targeting the southern valley and specifically Ransom, Sargent, and Richland counties in southeast North Dakota. Many locations in the central and southern Red River Valley received less than an inch of rainfall, but some sites in the counties mentioned above received considerably more rainfall with event total rainfall values reaching 5 to 8 inches at isolated locations. Fortunately, impacts were limited due to a drier than normal summer and confined to mainly Ransom, Sargent, and Richland counties, where ditches were filled and water ponded in fields.
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