August 2012 Thus Far

Thus far, temperatures this August have trended below normal across all of North Dakota as shown by the green, blue and purple shading in the departure from normal temperature graphic above. Other than the August 11 rainfall event (shown at right), locations that were not impacted by this weather system have seen continued below normal precipitation as depicted by the yellow, orange and red shading in the precipitation percent of normal graphic above. This precipitation pattern has maintained moderate to severe drought conditions across portions of the southwest,  north central and James River Valley, with once abnormally dry conditions improving for those locations impacted by the rainfall event on the 11th. Temperature and precipitation outlooks for the remainder of the month call for the likelihood of normal conditions, meaning the observed temperature and precipitation patterns thus far will likely be the same at the end of the month.

July 31 Drought Monitor
August 14 Drought Monitor
August 11 Rainfall is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.