Snowy Spring

Our latest snow event has increased the total snow for the month to 16.9 inches which places April 2008 as the second snowiest April since snow records began in 1885. We missed the record set back in 1904 by just a half inch.  The late season snowfall was also enough to move this spring season…
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Snow Totals April 25 & 26

Minnesota … Beltrami County … Bemidji 12.0 E Blackduck 11.0 M Kelliher 8.0 E Waskish 12.0 M … Clay County … Hawley 15.0 E Moorhead 9.1 M … Clearwater County … Long Lost Lake 11.5 M … Hubbard County … 10 N Park Rapids 9.0 E … Lake Of The Woods County … 5 N…
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Spring Forecasting

During many of my recent public appearances I have been asked the same question, what is the hardest time of year to forecast the weather?  My normal response is to say that because of our geographic location this area tends not to get a break in the weather like some parts of the country do…
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April Blizzard

Earlier this month, much of eastern South Dakota experienced blizzard conditions. April blizzards have occurred in this area as far back as settlers kept records. I have always enjoyed reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books. One of the many things I find enjoyable about all the books is the fact that weather events are…
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Red

It was on April 18, 1997 that the Red River crested in Fargo Moorhead at 39.57 feet which was the highest crest recorded since 1897.  That year the Red River stayed above flood stage from April 3 through May 17 and, more remarkably, the Red River stayed above 30 feet from April 6 to May…
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