A hot start to August
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler discusses the general weather pattern.
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It is estimated from tree ring data that this may be the worst drought in this region is 1,200 years.
It is not unusual for any location in the Dakotas or Minnesota to get a little snow in October, but big October snows are far more likely out west.
During the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — one of the most active on record — climate change boosted hourly rainfall rates in hurricane-force storms by 8%-11%, according to an April 2022 study in the journal Nature Communications.