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Dickinson sets 2 daily rainfall records

Dickinson set a new record for daily rainfall on both Sunday and Monday.

The Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, the official location for the city’s weather records, received 1.28 inches of rain Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Bismarck.

That shattered the old Aug. 4 record of .59 inches set in 1981.  

It was the second consecutive day Dickinson set a daily rainfall record. The .42 inches that fell Sunday broke the Aug. 3 record of .38 inches set last year.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 1.78 inches has fallen at the airport in August. The average precipitation for the month is 1.54 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The August totals are expected to increase by the evening as a band of showers moves through the area.

Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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