January Heat

The mean temperature in Fargo Moorhead during January was 13.2 degrees which is 3.9 degrees above the long-term average.  This is not even close to the record January mean of 21.8 degrees set in 1990. However, the world did set a record high for the month of January.  The satellite measurement system of measuring temperatures…
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Where’s The Snow?

Snowfall to date this winter is slightly less than 20 inches.  Average snowfall to date is about 32 inches.  Similar snow totals have been reported throughout the region.  Moisture content of the snow is also less than average to this point so the spring flood outlook is favorable for the third consecutive year. Most of…
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Cold Snaps In Mild Winters

More cold weather is likely next week.  A descent into arctic air is always a difficult one after a midwinter mild spell.  A period of melting snow and mild temperatures coinciding with longer days can bring on fantasies of spring.  But we live in a place where winter is the longest of the seasons.  Our…
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The Art Of Aeromancy

Aeromancy, from the Greek words for, “air” and “divination” refers to the now mostly lost art of telling the future by means of interpreting atmospheric conditions.  Apparently, by “reading” weather conditions such as cloud formations, wind currents, and other observable meteorological elements, the aeromancer would attempt to predict if you would become rich, if you…
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January In Review

January, 2016, was the sixth consecutive month of temperatures consistently above the long term average.  The average high in January was 18.4 degrees which is 2.7 degrees above average.  The average low was 5.3 degrees which is 5.2 degrees above average.  The mean temperature for the month was 13.2 degrees which is 3.9 degrees above…
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