Below Average

By now most of you have probably heard that we set a new daily record low this past Wednesday when Hector International dropped down to -31 degrees breaking the old record of -30 degrees that was set in 1889. Not only did we break the daily low temperature mark that day, we also broke the…
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Low Lows

Some lows this morning around the area: Moorhead:  -27Fargo: -31 (new daily record, old record -30 in 1889)Grand Forks: -33 (new daily record)Devils Lake: -34 (new daily record)Michigan, ND: -36Cando, ND: -37Langdon, ND (NDSU site): -36Strandquist, MN: -38Detroit Lakes:  -27Fergus Falls:  -31Wahpeton Airport:  -31

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Snowy Madison

Last week Madison, Wisconsin broke their all-time snowfall record of 76.1 inches with another six weeks to go in the potential snow season. They have added another 8 inches of snow in the past week for a seasonal total of around 84 inches as of this writing.   They have recorded 43 separate snowfall events since…
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What’s Wrong? Nothing.

Severe weather outbreaks in the south, drastic swings in temperatures over the United States, and heavy snows in the Midwest, it has been quite the winter.  I have heard comments that this winter has been freakish, unusual, rare and even the phrase what is wrong?  This winter from a historical perspective is simply put, a…
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Dry January

For the second straight year we saw a January finish in the Top Ten driest years on record.  January of 2007 saw just 0.10" of liquid equivalency and January 2008 that we just finished saw just 0.09" which made it the fourth driest January on record.  That moisture did amount to 2.8" of snow, but…
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