January is forecast to be cooler than normal, with average precipitation for North Dakota. That’s according to North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz. Until early March, temperatures will be below normal. In terms of precipitation, the Climate Prediction Center believes wetter than normal conditions will return. “The winter will end up much snowier,” explains Akyuz. “We already have above normal snowfall in Grand Forks with 27.1 inches of snow. That’s more than 10 inches above what happens in the area. Fargo has above normal snowfall, too.”
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