Area Weather: May 2009 rivals Dust Bowl days for dry conditions
It was an extremely dry May across the state. Minneapolis had the third driest May on record with just .46" of an inch of rain. Only the Dust Bowl era year of 1934 and the year 1900 has had less rain during the month of May. Alexandria received only .25" during the month of May. That is 2.77" below normal. Hopefully, we can get some much-needed rain during the weekend. We do have a chance of rain today, tomorrow, and into Monday.
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