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Extended Outlook: Shifting Back to Colder than Normal for Late December

The latest Climate Prediction Center outlooks have shifted back to colder than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota for the second half of December. Read More >

Overview

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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