While many farmers are trying to leave 2019 in the past, it’s still important to talk about the wild weather that happened last fall. North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network director Daryl Ritchison says there were indications of a wetter than average fall in 2019. “You can forecast above average precipitation, but what happened in September and October was so far out of the ordinary.” As farmers move through 2020, and the large snow piles melt, there are flooding concerns. “On paper, we will finish the winter with above average snow accumulation, but not by much,” says Ritchison. “But because of the two major snowstorms we’ve had, that snow has to melt. Right now, I’m not seeing any complete removal of that snow until April.” Ritchison spoke at the 2020 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks. Listen to the story.