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Recent Rains Break Daily Records


This past weekend has brought much rainfall throughout many parts of the state.

Rain that passed through on Monday set daily rainfall records in Bismarck, Dickinson, Minot, Jamestown, and Fargo.

Adam Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Bismarck says some local creeks and rivers have risen a bit but no widespread flooding has been reported.

The Little Missouri River is normally below two feet but has quickly risen to 12 feet.

It's still below flood stage and will likely decline again as time goes on.

Southwest North Dakota, an area that hasn't seen much rain in the past, is now above normal for the month and year.

"It is above average for sure. We kind of can expect these kind of rains on average every one out of six years. But it is definitely above normal for the year," says Adam Jones, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.

The National Weather Service relies on Facebook and Twitter for feedback from people across the state.

Jones says their use of social media has been a big help, especially when pictures are submitted.

"We see what the radar shows us but sometimes we're missing a little bit more and that's what Facebook can do for us. It gives us a view from the eyes of the people on the ground at that location what they're exactly seeing so it allows us to better serve the public with that enhanced information," says Jones.

Jones says we can expect more rain but the rest of September looks to be about average.

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