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Forecast predicts cooler, wetter-than-average summer

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

After a dreadfully long winter and stressfully wet spring, normal summer weather doesn't seem like too much to ask.

But apparently it is.

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The National Weather Service has issued its temperature and precipitation outlooks for May, June and July, calling for cooler and wetter-than-normal conditions.

The 90-day outlook is consistent with typical La Nina impacts, which means an elevated chance of below-normal temperatures from the Northwest across the northern Great Plains - including Minnesota and North Dakota - and into the mid-Atlantic coastal region, says the outlook released last week.

Forecast models show La Nina conditions will diminish by June. But the outlook predicts above-normal chances of precipitation in northwest Minnesota, eastern Montana and most of North Dakota for the three-month period.

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