Minnesota Record

Although our area saw a very wet start to summer the reminder of our warm season saw more average to below average rainfall.  Much of Minnesota never saw the early summer rains and was quite dry until the big rain event of a couple of weeks ago.  The flash flooding over southern Minnesota on August…
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Local Hurricane?

A viewer emailed us and asked how hurricanes influence the weather in our area.  There are two ways that hurricanes can influence our weather.  The first involves the remnants of the hurricane being pulled northward into the northern plains.  Part of Tropical Storm Erin was pulled northward just this past weekend and enhanced the heavy…
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Tropical Season

With Hurricane Dean being closely monitored we are reminded that we are entering the peak of the hurricane season.  Climatologically, the peak of the hurricane season arrives on September 10th.   Although, Hurricane Dean was the first tropical system to reach hurricane status, we still have several more weeks of hurricane potential in the Atlantic basin. …
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Smoke

Several people have either email or called and asked about the orange-red sun from earlier in the week.  There have been forest fires in Montana and Idaho the past few weeks and on several days the smoke from these fires has been present over this area.  It was probably the thickest on Tuesday morning as…
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90

So far in 2007 we have had 15 days with temperatures at or above 90 degrees. The Fargo/Moorhead average for 90 degree days is 14 per year, so we are near the average, with about another month of 90 degree potential days. Although last year we did see 15 days of 90 degree plus heat,…
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