Annual Precipitation at Agassiz (1890 - 2006)

This chart shows the annual precipitation at Agassiz for the past century.  There is a distinct trend toward higher annual precipitation, not only in Agassiz but also in many locations throughout the world.  Higher precipitation is thought to be a result of higher global temperatures resulting in higher rates of evaporation within the global water cycle.  Associated with the increased evaporation is increased cloud cover (with impacts on temperatures) and precipitation.