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Oct. 23, 2012 - Climate Summary for the latest growing season (April through September) in North Dakota is now available. On the average, the growing season of 2012 in North Dakota was the 8th warmest and the 13th driest growing season among the last 118 years of North Dakota's climatological history since 1895.

The report also includes:

- Temperature and  precipitation rankings, and the growing season length rankings for ND as well as six major cities in ND
- Drought timeline
- How ND escaped what could have been the worst drought to hit ND since 1988
- 2013 outlook

See Full Report

Sept. 26, 2012 - USDA Designates 4 Additional Counties in North Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas. Counties include: Benson, Billings, Eddy and Ramsey.


Sept. 14., 2012 - Quarterly North Dakota Climate Bulletin for Summer 2012 (PDF)
Includes weather highlights, graphics, Fall 2012 Outlook and more.

Sept. 12, 2012 - USDA Designates 7 Counties in North Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas With Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States Counties include: Bowman, Dickey, Golden Valley, LaMoure, Ransom, Slope and Stutsman.

Sept. 5, 2012 - USDA Designates 7 Counties in North Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas With Assistance to Producers in Minnesota Counties include: Barnes, Cass, Grand Forks, Griggs, Nelson, Steele and Traill.

Sept. 4, 2012 - North Dakota State Climatologist Dr. F. Adnan Akyuz says 17 counties in North Dakota are in severe drought.

Aug. 30, 2012 - Two Month Extension on Grazing CRP

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