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NWS: 2019 officially the wettest year in N.D. in over a century

Area co-op observers also see record snowfall


January 13, 2020

This chart prepared by the National Centers for Environmental Information demonstrates that the Dakotas and the Great Lakes states saw their wettest year on record, and most of the Midwest had above average precipitation in 2019.

Weather is often a topic of conversation here in North Dakota, considering the extreme temperatures, snow, wind and severe weather that residents experience. The talk gets even more prevalent in times such as last October when the area saw above average rainfall followed by a blizzard that brought more than 2 feet of snow.

Events like that make journalists here at the Transcript even more curious about how the weather compares to other years outside of our immediate frame of reference.

To get the answers to our pressing weather questions, we reached out to Gregory Gust at the National Wea...

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