Moving Up

Considering how warm it’s been this winter and that fact that we seem to be on track for the warmest January on record,  you may not have noticed, but our average high and low temperatures are now starting to increase.   Last week the average high and low were 15 and -3, they are now…
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Six Pix For 1/22/06

SIX PIX FOR 1/22/06From: Stan Goldadefrom Breckenridge, MN So far, I’ve seen streets, trees, signs and vehicles completely covered in ice – but our past winter ice storms continue to amaze me when pictures like this one come in.  Stan sends in this great picture taken in his backyard after this year’s big storm; Cherries…
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Global Warming Vs. Mild Winter

   Whatever your beliefs may be regarding Global Climate Change, Global Warming, Anthropogenic Warming, or our naturally variable climate, please be careful to consider all arguments out of the context of the current weather pattern. Current weather is always transient and rarely "average," and this can make the bigger picture of climate harder to see.…
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The Blizzard Of ’88

Many blizzards have struck the Great Plains since settlement by Europeans started in earnest in the 1870s, but perhaps none as vicious or life changing as the blizzard that hit the prairie hard on January 12, 1888. Like the death of JFK everyone knew exactly where they were when the roar of the blizzard hit.…
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Familiar Pattern

The current weather pattern, with mild temperatures tempered only by the fairly deep snowcover, reminds me of the weather in January of 1989. In that year, the Red River Valley region had very deep snow cover due largely to a record snowstorm early in the month. On January 7-9, Fargo got 24.5" of snow from…
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