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Average precipitation (rain and melted snow) in Minneapolis is 30.61 inches.  This is about eight inches more than our average annual precipitation in Fargo Moorhead of 22.58 inches.  Following a four inch rain on Thursday, the official Minneapolis weather station at the main Minneapolis airport has now received over 25 inches of precipitation since the start of the year.  This is more than four inches more (to date) than in any year on record, with records going back to the 1870s.  With half the year still to come, the annual precipitation record of 40.15 inches set in 1911 is in jeopardy of being broken.  Even with all the rain lately, Fargo Moorhead precipitation to date is about eleven and a half inches.  This is about 14 inches less than what has fallen in the Twin Cities.   Meteorologist  John Wheeler

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John Wheeler
John was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and grew up near Birmingham, Alabama. As a teenager, his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and later to a small town in northeast Iowa. John traces his early interest in weather to the difference in climate between Alabama and Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in meteorology. Like any meteorologist, John is intrigued by extremes of weather, especially arctic air outbreaks and winter storms.  John has been known to say he prefers his summers to be hot but in winter, he prefers the cold.  When away from work, John enjoys long-distance running and reading.  John has been a meteorologist at WDAY since May of 1985.
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