Late Frost

This past Tuesday at 3:11 AM the temperature at Hector International briefly dropped down to 32 degrees.  That technically was a frost and the growing season clock was therefore reset to May 27 from the previous last frost that had occurred on May 21.  That brief period at 32 degrees has in turn made this…
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Summer Forecast

Memorial Day weekend is of course the traditional start of the summer season. So what does the upcoming summer hold for this area? The Climate Prediction Center has given our area an equal chance of being above average, average or below average for temperatures and they have most of North Dakota in a slightly higher…
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Moony Frosts

An interesting question came into the weather center this week; "This is something my grandmother used to swear by, and also my parents; that in spring and fall the night of a full moon is more likely to have temps drop below freezing. I have never done anything to prove this one way or the…
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Snowy Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekends can be extremely fickle for weather in this area. Some years like 1988 were very hot with average high temperatures of 90 degrees for the three day weekend. Even as close as two years ago we averaged 87 degrees for the three days high temperature with one day at 95 degrees. But…
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Cruel Mays

May has been a cruel month most of this decade.  If you include this year, we have seen five out of the last seven Mays finish below average, many of them like this years May, well below average.  May 2002 was the coldest of all with temperatures that month finishing more than six degrees below…
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