Moisture total climbs

Recent snowfall in Minot has added to the yearly moisture total that continues to climb well into the record book. Minot’s most recent snowfall, which occurred this past Saturday, was measured at 1.8 inches at the North Central Research and Extension Center. The amount of moisture it contained, which is obtained by the melting of a snow sample, was .21 inches.

When added to the previous moisture recorded thus far in 2019 it brought the yearly total to 23.16 inches, the eighth highest in 114 years of record keeping and surpasses the 22.77 inches measured in all of 1963.

Well within reach with nearly a full month remaining in the year is seventh on the all-time moisture list of 23.37 inches recorded in 1953. The most moisture ever received in the city was 28.29 inches in 1975. The long-term norm is 19.19 inches.


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