The current year's precipitation total of 28.50 inches in the past 10 months ranks as the seventh wettest for Fargo-Moorhead with records going back to 1881. The remaining two months of the year, November and December, are two of the drier months, on average, but their contribution can impact the rankings.
The wettest year on record through October was 2013, when 30.49 inches had fallen through October. However, only 1.61 inches was measured the final two months of 2013 and the calendar year finished in fourth place overall. The wettest calendar year on record, 2000, was in third place through October with 29.94 inches, but 4.82 inches was measured in a rainy and snowy November and December so the year finished with 34.76 inches.
If there is no measurable precipitation the remainder of the year, 2019 will still rank as the 14th wettest year since 1881.
In Grand Forks, the current 30.89 inches is the wettest on record through October and needs just an additional 0.39 inches to become the wettest calendar year.