Six Pix For 2/26/06

SIX PIX FOR 2/26/06From: Karen Schreiberfrom Foxhome, MN I’m sure you’ll agree that Karen captured a great picture a little over a week ago during a sunny mid-morning along the Ottertail River just south of Foxhome, MN. I’m sure many people this day didn’t go outside at all in the morning as this was the…
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Six Pix For 2/19/06

SIX PIX FOR 2/19/06From: Rick Stenersonfrom Fargo, ND WOW! What a picture… I even had to say tonight during the ten o’clock news that anything I’ve ever made out of snow is an embarassment compared to this! I couldn’t get an exact location of where this picture was taken – but if you happen to…
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The Sounds Of Winter

To steal part of a song phrase from Simon and Garfunkel,  have you ever listened to the sound of winter?   The colder the air temperature, the denser the air.  Sound waves are more "efficient" in dense air.   Plus, cold air is usually associated with inversions (the air warms as you go up) which…
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Getting It Right

   The recent light snow event of February 6-7 was not particularly well forecasted by our office. The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks missed it, too. "Flurries" was the forecast, later changed to "very light snow." We ended up getting about two and a half inches of dry, fluffy, airy snow. As snow…
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Record January

As most of you may have heard by now, January was the warmest on record in both Grand Forks and Fargo (records go back to 1881 in Fargo). The average temperature last month at Hector Int’l was 23.5 degrees which was 16.7 degrees above average. As a matter of fact, I could not find another…
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