Madison Turns 100

I have been asked several times in the past couple of weeks about the progress of Madison, Wisconsins snowfall since they broke their seasonal snowfall record several weeks ago.  It is a good time to bring this subject back up because earlier this week Madisons snowfall jumped over 100 inches for the first time since…
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Myths

There are many myths when it comes to tornadoes that many people still believe.  Growing up in Minnesota one of the myths I was always taught was that tornadoes always skip over lakes.  The small town I grew up in was surrounded by lakes, so naturally we all believed we could never be hit by…
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Stubborn Cold

We are now about two-thirds of the way through March and although we have had a handful of warmer days, most of the month has been cold.  Currently we are running about five to six degrees below the long-term average for the month.  Looking out at the potential weather for the last ten days of…
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First 40

Last week we finally had our first 40 degree day since November 25.  This means we did not get to 40 degrees during meteorological winter which is defined as December, January and February.  This past winter was the first winter without a 40 degree or higher temperature since the winter of 1981-82.  Even during the…
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Frost Depth

The cold start to March continues to increase the frost depth in most areas, although the last couple of days has obviously stopped the process for now.  Even with the six to 10 inch snow cover around Fargo Moorhead, frost depths are currently between two to four feet with a 30 inch frost depth being…
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