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A Wet Fall for the Quad Cities with 13.3 Inches of Rain

National Weather Service

It was a wet fall in the Quad Cities. The National Weather Service recorded 13.3 inches of rain during September, October, and November. 

Meteorologist Tim Gross says normal precipitation for this area for those three months is around 8.6 inches. 

"We're getting concerned that it's a good setup already for wet conditions in the upper midwest, which can contribute to possible flooding in the spring." Gross says the winter outlook is calling for above normal precipitation in the upper midwest, but it is hard to say how much. 

"Just be aware. It is looking like we're going to see an active winter. It doesn't necessarily mean that we are going to see a lot of strong storms. Those are hard to predict seven days out."

This fall the average temperature was 52.7 degrees, just 2/10 of a degree below normal. 

In Dubuque, rain during the fall was nearly three times the normal amount and totaled 22 inches. The temperature was around 2 degrees below normal.