Less Windy

July and August are the two least windy months of the year in the Red River Valley.  July gets the nod for the least windy, but just barely.  Both months long term average wind speed is approximately eleven miles per hour.   This time of year, July 15 through August 15, although not an official month…
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Heat Index

Not only has this summer produced only a handful of hot days, it has also been a summer with few humid days as well.  But we still have enough summer left that eventually we may need to mention the heat index in the forecast.  The heat index combines the air temperature with relative humidity to…
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Dry To Our North

So for this year 13.50 inches of rain and melted snow has fallen officially in Fargo Moorhead.  This is about one inch above average to this date.  So in other words, most of the immediate area has received adequate rainfall so far this year, with some spots south of the metro even seeing too much…
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Dolly

Although the Atlantic tropical season begins on June 1, it usually takes until the end of July before most storms form.  This season did start early with Tropical Storm Arthur, the remnants of a tropical system that started in the Pacific Ocean, forming around June 1 and quickly moved into Belize with significant rain and…
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Quiet Sun

If your schedule places you outdoors at night frequently, you may have noticed that the northern lights have been rarely seen for the past couple of years.  The reason for this is the Sun is currently at the low point of its eleven year cycle which is referred to as solar minimum.  When the Sun…
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