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PowerPoint by Adnan Akyuz, Ph.D., State Climatologist
August 29, 2019

Key points:

      • The only change since last week was removal of DO conditions from the western edge.
      • The rainfall during the last 30-day period (Slide 5) caused DO conditions to be removed from Counties to the west of Bottineau and Ward (Slide 8).
      • There is still 1% of severe drought conditions in North-Central ND.
      • Short, medium range forecasts are promising good amount of rainfall in North-Eastern parts of the state where there is the largest amount of soil moisture deficit.
      • Outlook:
        • 14-day: Above-average rainfall in the northeast (Slide 19).
        • Week 3 and 4: Wetter and cooler than average conditions (Slide 20).
        • Seasonal:
          • Precipitation: Better chance of wetter-than-average conditions throughout the state during the period from September through November (Slide 23).
          • Temperature: Better chance of having warmer-than-average conditions throughout the state during the same 3-month period as above.

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PowerPoint June 20, 2019


An experimental grassland productivity forecast that shows you the percent change in grassland production for your area this summer compared to Its 38-yr Average.

August 31, 2019 update

Grass Cast 8-31-19




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