STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Recent rains both help and hurt
Recent mid-May rains were a mixed blessing for farmers on the Northern Plains. Most needed more moisture. But some also were way behind on planting after a late spring, and the rains put them even fur... Posted on 5/24/13 at 10:26 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
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HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS What is Affecting Your Roof’s Performance?
If you are wondering if your asphalt roof is getting past its peak, it probably is. Asphalt roofs are made to withstand lots of beatings from the weather, but over time the material will succumb to ... Posted on 11/26/12 at 1:42 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Rainy Day Activity: Pumpkin Pinatas
Looking for something to do on a rainy? How about making a pumpkin pinata? It's perfect for this time of year and your little one will love making it! Here are the easy steps to making a pumkin pinata... Posted on 10/23/12 at 10:20 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Meet My Kermit
Most likely its only a meteorologist or a hydrologist who would know that technically theyre referred to as udometers, or pluviometers, or ombrometers.
We know them simply as a rain gauge, and ever s... Posted on 8/9/12 at 12:23 PM
Devils Lake has reached the 1,453.8-foot elevation predicted last month by the National Weather Service. But without a lot more rain, it isn’t likely to get much higher and should not threaten the record elevation of 1,454.3 feet, which was set in 2011, according to officials.
The Red River Valley landscape is etched with extensive drainage systems designed to remove water from farm fields to prevent crop losses. Critics, including Fargo city officials, have complained for years that the drains exacerbate Red River flood crests.
Grand Forks received a record 1.49 inch of rain Tuesday, breaking the previous mark for June 4 of 1.27 inch set in 1958, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service office on UND's campus. Record-keeping of climate data measured at the Grand Forks International Airport dates to 1941.
Mississippi River barge operators squeezed by last year's drought girded Friday against the prospect of new troubles from the waterway now that it's swollen from heavy rains and threatening to crimp shipments of everything from steel and cement to fertilizer and grain.
The cloudburst hit downtown Minneapolis mid-afternoon Friday. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Luna says the rain stretched from the Shakopee-Savage area southwest of Minneapolis north to North Branch.
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