Wet Spring, 1999

Spring has been very moist over much of Minnesota. Some areas have received double the normal amount of precipitation since April 1. May has been especially wet with some rivers again reaching flood stage. Many regions of the state are at or near record amounts of precipitation since April 1. Weekly Precipitation and Seasonal Departure Maps indicate that as of mid-May, most of Minnesota is at or above the 90th percentile for growing season rainfall. The deluge led to very high stream and river levels. Stream flow data are depicted by the Weekly Stream Flow Maps prepared by DNR Waters. Another result of the recent rains is delayed agricultural field operations. The current weekly field working situation can be monitored using the Weekly Crop-Weather Report offered by the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.


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