A daily journal concerning Lake Vermilion and surrounding areas.
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May 8, 2003

This is not news.

We need rain. And the State Climatology Office confirms it.

“Longer term precipitation deficits have gripped north central and northeastern Minnesota counties, as well as scattered areas in the south, since early 2002. Precipitation shortfalls during this 16-month period are greater than four inches in some counties (see map). Eight inch deficits are found across northeastern Minnesota. In many areas, total precipitation for the period falls short of the norm by around 20 percent. The dryness sharply contrasts with the excessive precipitation received across northwestern, central and east central Minnesota over the same period.”

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