September Snow

In a recent blog I mentioned how some parts of northwestern Minnesota had already seen a bit of snow a couple of weeks ago.  The question was then raised to me, how often has it snowed in Fargo/Moorhead during the month of September?  Locally, we have seen just four measurable snow events since our records…
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Autumnal Equinox

Today marks the Autumnal Equinox.  The equinox part stands for equal, as in equal days and nights for all locations around the planet.  But there is a problem, if you look at the sunrise and sunset times for today in Fargo/Moorhead and other locations, you will notice that instead of 12 hours of sunlight today,…
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Early Snow

Before our current warm up began last Saturday, some areas around Lake of the Woods saw snow for the first time this season on the morning of September 14th.  Sleet, mixed with wet snow, was reported by many individuals.  You may ask, how unusual is to see snow this early in the season?  A similar…
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Siberian Snow And The Red River Valley

With this September seeing many cold days and with frost already seen in many backyards, you may be wondering what the upcoming winter season will bring.  Of course nobody knows for sure, but one of the many things long-range forecasters will be keeping an eye on will be the snow cover that develops in Siberia…
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Ice Records

You may have read that the Arctic sea ice this summer reached the LOWEST level ever measured, covering an area of about 3 million square kilometers. This estimate from satellite data is about 20 percent less than the previous lowest value recorded in the relatively short period that such data has been collected (since 1979).…
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