End Of Spring

May marks the third and final month of climatological Spring. So far we have received over eight inches of rain since March 1st officially in Fargo/Moorhead, with, many other areas seeing much more than that. Unless we by chance miss out on all the rain in the forecast, the Spring of 2007 is likely to…
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Summer Coin Toss

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has issued their outlook for the upcoming summer season (June, July and August). They are calling for equal chances for both temperatures and precipitation to be either normal, above normal or below normal in this area. This is new terminology, as they use to refer to this situation as near…
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Enhanced Fujita

You may have noticed with the Greensburg, Kansas tornado that it was rated an “EF”-5 instead of an F-5 like the tornado that struck Fargo 50 years ago. The “EF” stands for Enhanced Fujita. Ted Fujita, famous tornado researcher, used the Fargo tornado, as well as many others, to come up with the “F”-scale to…
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Beautiful May

May is by far my favorite month of the year. I enjoy the heat of each summer, but each spring I still get amazed at the rebirth of the area after the long cold winter. The weather warms up into the 60s and 70s, the trees leaf out, the flowers start to bloom, plus, when…
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Albedo

The other day someone came up to me and asked if I have enjoyed the “easier” forecasts as of late.  As a meteorologist I find everyday and situation a challenge and one of those challenges this time of year is our albedo has changed.   Albedo is the measurement of how much incoming solar radiation…
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