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, most of
the last 15 years has seen below average 90 degree days in this area. Of course, this area has been in a wet phase
in the recently and cloudy days and wet soil are not conducive to hot
days. But even if we by chance see
several more 90 degree days this year we will come no where close to the 39
days of 90 degree heat we experienced in 1988 or the 38 such days in 1936.
Another summer like those will hit again, it
just will not be 2007.