2013...A Very Wet Year

2013 is in the top 10 wettest years on record at 4 of the 5 major reporting sites in western and central North Dakota

This is an update to a statement sent on October 21 on this topic.

Total precipitation, rain and melted snow, in 2013 through November 17, is 
included. Totals are in inches.

Since October 20...
Williston has had 0.28 inches and moved from 6th to 4th place.
Minot has had 0.14 inches and held at 6th place.
Dickinson has had 0.28 inches and held at 7th place.
Bismarck has had 0.20 inches and held at 5th place.
Jamestown has had 0.01 inches and moved up one to tie for 50th place.

WLLISTON (116 YEARS OF DATA)       MINOT (96 YEARS OF DATA)
RANK  TOTAL   YEAR                            RANK  TOTAL   YEAR
1    22.04   1896                                      1    28.39   1975
2    21.84   1986                                      2    26.10   1964
3    21.28   2010                                      3    24.92   1971
4    20.03   2013 ***                                 4    24.90   1941
5    20.00   1922                                      5    24.88   1982
6    19.95   1950                                      6    24.73   2013 ***
7    19.31   1927                                      7    23.37   1953
8    19.25   2000                                      8    22.94   2011


DICKINSON (89 YEARS OF DATA)        BISMARCK (138 YEARS OF DATA)
RANK  TOTAL   YEAR                            RANK  TOTAL   YEAR
1    25.54   1982                                      1    30.92   1876
2    25.43   1998                                      2    27.53   1875
3    24.25   1977                                      3    26.99   1993
4    22.74   1914                                      4    26.45   1999
5    21.26   1909                                      5    25.46   2013 ***
6    21.16   1986                                      6    24.24   1986
7    21.00   2013 ***                                 7    23.70   1998
8    20.70   2005                                      8    23.36   1884


JAMESTOWN (74 YEARS OF DATA)
The Jamestown area has not been as wet. Total precipitation at Jamestown for 2013 through November 17 has been 15.87 inches, which ties 1960 for 50TH place out of 74 years of data.



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