Big Drop

This past Monday Fargo Moorhead had a high temperature of 37 degrees.  Twenty four hours later it was -13 degrees.  That is a 50 degrees drop in 24 hours.  In this area we tend to take such swings in stride.  Truth is, much of the human population lives in areas that may not get a…
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Up The Ladder

Several people have called or emailed to ask on what date the average highs and lows hit bottom, then turn around and start increasing.  The average high and low in Fargo Moorhead bottom out at 15 and -3 degrees on January 11 and stay there until January 22 when the average high increases by one…
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Sun Dogs

Sundogs can be a common feature when the weather turns bitterly cold. Although sundogs can occur at anytime of the year, they are most common when temperatures are below zero. Sundogs are created by the refraction or reflection of light through ice crystals.  These ice crystals can be found in cirrus clouds, the wispy clouds…
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Analemma

I was recently asked two questions that have a similar answer.  One individual asked if daylight will increase the same amount every day and the other person asked how many miles per day the suns direct rays move between the Tropic of Capricorn and Cancer.   Due to the earth’s tilt on its axis and its…
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2007

2007s average temperature was 43.1 degrees in Fargo Moorhead, which is 1.9 degrees above the long term average. Although you may not think that is much over the average, it was enough for 2007 to be tied with numerous other years as the 10th warmest year on record. Of interest, because we tend to get…
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