We are going to fall about a quarter-inch short of breaking a 140-year-old rainfall record. The record for the most rainfall in June was set in 1874 with 11.67 inches. We’ll finish at about 11.35 inches.
Greg Spoden is the state climatologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Compared to last summer, Spoden says this summer feels cool. “July of 2012 was the second hottest month in Minnesota history,” Spoden said.
One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.
We’re expecting between 6 and 12 inches of snow in the latest winter storm to hit Minnesota, but will it help our drought conditions?