Halloween Weather

In the greater Fargo Moorhead area, we should expect cold weather for Halloween. With an average high of only 46 and an average low of 27 it takes a day well above average to make trick-or-treating an event where a jacket and mittens are not a requirement. Recent years have lived up to this cold…
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Orange Sky

Although it looks cloudy and we may not have an opportunity to see it locally, the sky tonight will have a little bit of a Halloween flavor to it.  The Moon and Mars will be very close to each other and should become visible around midnight.  Mars will appear to be a bright orange/red “star”…
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Cloudy First Half

It will surprise no one when I say it has been quite cloudy in recent weeks, which is one of the primary reasons we did not see our first frost of autumn until Monday of this week. With all airports now using automatic equipment and cloud ceilings not being measured above twelve thousand feet, it…
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Low Pressure

Last week’s storm that moved through our region with widespread rain and wind had a barometric pressure reading as low as 28.80 inches in Minnesota. Most barometers in homes only go down to 29 inches and although the pressure here in Fargo Moorhead did not go that low, many residents of Minnesota probably saw their…
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The Long Winter

This past weekend I was having a conversation with an old friend about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, especially her book “The Long Winter”.  In the course of the conversation the question was asked if there really was an early October blizzard as the book states.  The answer is a definite yes.  Back on October 15-16,…
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