September 1 to April 30 Total Precipitation: 1961 to 2000

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 In general, less precipitation is received during this period than in the May to August period. This precipitation is a mixture of rain and snow. Most agricultural areas receive between 50 and 70 mm of rain, with the balance as snow. The precipitation that is received in the fall before the ground freezes is one of three sources of recharge for the soil moisture reserves between growing seasons. Other moisture sources include melt from winter snow packs and spring rain and snowstorms. In the prairies, spring rain and snowstorms often result in the biggest soil moisture gains between September 1 and April 30.
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This information published to the web on April 4, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 16, 2017.