Although there are some parts of the area that have received adequate rainfall this year (even a spot or two with too much) about one-half of the area has been quite dry. Fargo/Moorhead is one of these spots. As of June 19, Fargo has received 6.19" of rain for the year so far with the average being 8.73". So in other words we are about 2.5" below average. With the area being in a wet cycle for the past decade plus, this is one of the drier spells we’ve seen in a while.
To show you how dry this year has been (or how wet last year was), last year through the 19th of June we had 6.64" in June alone (with more to come), we’ve had less than that for the entire year so far.
It only takes a thunderstorm or two to change things around pretty fast. We’re eventually going to have a dry summer, maybe this is the year, or the pattern will shift and we’ll be wishing for it too be dry again. The "joys" in living in the Red River Valley, you never know what Mother Nature has in store for us from season to season.
Anyway, if you would like a nice rainfall in your area, you’re not alone.