A Negative Anniversary

It was on October 26, 1919 that the earliest below zero temperature was recorded in Fargo/Moorhead (records go back to 1881).  This year we’ve had trouble getting below 32, let alone zero, but it can get cold this time of year.  It would come as no surprise that the -4 degrees recorded on this date…
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Stagnant

It appears the cold air that moved through the area this weekend associated with a trough of low pressure will move into the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic States and then stall. This "blocking pattern" will mean our area will have the upper-level wind coming from the northwest with surface high pressure dominating our weather. This…
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Wilma Part II

As of 10:00 am CDT on Friday Hurricane Wilma was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained wind of 145 mph with higher gusts. See images below: It appears that Wilma will slowly move over the Yucatan Peninsula for the next 36 hours and then turn toward Florida perhaps arriving in south Florida next Monday…
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Record Breaking Wilma

Hurricane Wilma strengthened quickly overnight and this morning the pressure had dropped to 882 mb (26.05 inches of mercury) which is the lowest pressure ever recorded in any hurricane in the Atlantic basin. The old record was 888 mb set back in 1988 in Hurricane Gilbert. Below is a satellite image from Wednesday morning of…
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T-Storms Last Night

Last night was one of those times I felt like beating my head against the wall. A cold front passed through the area last night and the computer models gave no indication of any precipitation as it passed through. Radar showed some light showers to the north and a few sprinkles out near Jamestown. So…
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