Driest Autumn Ever in the Twin Cities

September through November 2011 was the driest Twin Cities meteorological autumn in the 141 year modern record. The September through November 2011 precipitation total at the Twin Cities International Airport was 1.36 inches, a negative departure of 5.92 inches from the 1981-2010 normal of 7.28 inches.

rank  year  total
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  1   2011  1.36 inches
  2   1889  1.54
  3   1952  1.71
  4   1976  2.07
  5   1936  2.10
  6   1953  2.24
  7   1892  2.33
  8   1967  2.45
  9   1912  2.90
 10   1974  2.93

      norm  7.28

wettest meteorological autumn was 15.75 inches in 1881
Last modified: October 23, 2015

 

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