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Local Farmer Endures Difficult, Wet Harvest Season

He says this fall rain is unlike anything he's seen before

HOPE, N.D. — Tony Richards and his father have been farming for more than 50 years combined. He says the past few haven’t been the smoothest. “Margins are very, very tight, and one hiccup can turn you in from making a couple bucks to losing a lot.” Richards had to overcome more than just a hiccup recently. An unusual combination…

Rain from Friday Night/Saturday Morning 9-20 & 9-21

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND 146 PM CDT SAT SEP 21 2019 …PRECIPITATION ACCUMULATION REPORTS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER NORTHWOOD 8.73 IN 1005 AM 09/21 PUBLIC NORRIS CAMP MN 7.10 IN 0900 AM 09/21 COOP 3 NW BINFORD 7.00 IN 0905 AM 09/21 PUBLIC 10 W FAUNCE 6.75 IN 1130 AM 09/21 MESONET 2…

Rain Totals for Sun 8/25 and Mon 8/26

…PRECIPITATION REPORTS OVER THE PAST 48 HOURS as of 740 PM CDT MON AUG 26 2019 From the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER 4 N TABOR 3.15 IN 0705 PM 08/26 MESONET MENTOR MN 9 W 3.14 IN 0600 PM 08/26 HADS FLORIAN MN 1 S 2.89 IN 0500 PM 08/26 HADS KARLSTAD MN 2.77…

Rain Reports From the Grand Forks NWS

For Monday July 8th

Rain Reports for Monday July 8th, 2019 HEAVY RAIN REPORTS LOCATION PRECIP TIME/DATE (INCHES) OF OBSERVATION LAT LON MINNESOTA …BECKER COUNTY… DETROIT LAKES 1.69 M 400 AM 07/09 46.81N 95.84W …BELTRAMI COUNTY… BEMIDJI 1.07 M 400 AM 07/09 47.48N 94.88W SAUM 1.37 M 400 AM 07/09 47.97N 94.68W RED LAKE 1.75 M 400 AM 07/09 47.88N 95.02W …BECKER COUNTY… 5…

Despite Rainfall, Parts of North Dakota Remain in Extreme Drought

The northwestern corner of the state is the only area that remains in the two worst categories of drought

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in western North Dakota has eased significantly over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows a reduction in extreme and exceptional drought from 19 percent to less than 4 percent, due to heavy rains. The northwestern corner of the state is the only area that remains in the two worst categories of drought….

Rainfall Welcomed by North Dakota’s Drought-Stricken Producers

Pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent poor or very poor

  NORTH DAKOTA — Rainfall over the past week in North Dakota halted or delayed harvest but was welcomed by drought-plagued farmers. The weekly crop report says about half of the topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in the state are still rated short or very short. The harvest of small grains crops including spring wheat, durum wheat and oats is…

Despite Drought Conditions, Small Grain Harvest Wrapping Up in North Dakota

Barley is 96 percent harvested, near last year's pace of 98 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — The small grain harvest is wrapping up across much of North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop report says the spring wheat harvest is 94 percent complete. That’s on pace with last year but ahead of the five-year average of 84 percent. Barley is 96 percent harvested, near last year’s pace of 98 percent….

No Major Changes in Drought Conditions for North Dakota

Twenty-two percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought and that is unchanged

  NORTH DAKOTA — There has been little change in drought conditions in the Dakotas over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 66 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought, up slightly from 63 percent last week. Twenty-two percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought and that is unchanged. The Drought…

Vatican to Turn Off 100 Water Fountains in Wake of Drought in Rome

The area has been struggling with below average rainfall for the last two years and the extreme heat

ROME — While parts of the U.S. and much of North Dakota is dealing with extreme drought conditions, the Vatican and the city of Rome are also struggling. For the first time Vatican officials say they can remember, the city state will begin shutting off the 100 fountains that surround the Vatican campus. The area has been struggling with below…