2021 was an odd weather year
February 10, 2022
Year in review stories are a common newspaper feature as the calendar rolls over into a new year. This week, we looked back on the 2021 weather. The folks at the National Weather Service office in Hastings remember 2021 as a somewhat odd precipitation year within their 30-county coverage area, especially considering that one particular month (March) had far more of an influence on annual totals than is typical.
The year as a whole was wetter than 2020, featuring a varied mix of generally modestly above and below normal precipitation. Indeed, it was roughly a 50-50 split across the area be...