It’s no secret the Red River Valley had a wet September. Many farmers are still waiting to resume harvest. According to National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Greg Gust, the Fargo area tipped the scale at 4.5 inches of rain last month. The Grand Forks area had about double that at nine inches of rain. In fact, Gust says it’s the wettest September on record for Grand Forks since in the late 1880s. “That’s a phenomenon that no one needs around here in September,” says Gust. “Now all of these areas need sun, warm air and a breeze for dry conditions.” Wet conditions span beyond the Red River Valley. Gust says the central and western parts of North Dakota are sitting at 300 to 500 percent above average rainfall for September. Typically, the fall months are a time for lower precipitation. “When you throw in a September where you get four to nine inches of rain, that’s way above normal.” Listen to the story.