Fargo records wettest year, just five months inFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It may be a record better left unbroken. Just five months into 2013 and it's the wettest year on record here in Fargo.
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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It may be a record better left unbroken. Just five months into 2013 and it's the wettest year on record here in Fargo.
We're not the only ones affected though. Up and down the Valley the rain has affected landscaping companies, construction crews, farmers and even homeowners hoping for a dry day to mow their lawn.
The Ray Richards Golf Course in Grand Forks has had their share of troubles when dealing with the rain.
Timothy Szargowicz, Golf Course Ranger: “Hole 2's almost made the green into almost an island effect
so to speak.”
While Fargo has received a record setting 12.8 inches of precipitation so far this year
Jeff Makowski, Meteorologist: “It definitely has been on the wetter side over the past few months.”
Grand Forks has only received 8.19 inches, but regardless of record setting numbers the rains have had a huge impact on the red river valley as a whole.
Makowski: “The run-off into the rivers has caused some issues, flood concerns over the past view weeks.”
Areas like Crystal have suffered from record setting floods largely due to heavy rain falls and the same goes for Cavalier.
Makowski: “Some of those areas have received upwards of six, seven inches of rain.”
While this Sunday has been bright and sunny, it might not stay that way as Fargo can expect to add onto their rainfall total and extend that record.
Makowski: “It does look like the active weather pattern will continue, there's another system that's expected to come through the area late tomorrow into the middle of the week.”