Fewer 90s

From the 1920s through the 1980s Fargo Moorhead averaged between 140 and 170 days per decade with temperatures of 90 degrees or higher  The 1930s had by far the highest number of such days with 219 being recorded.  The 1980s had the second highest total with 168 90 degree days.   During the 1990s, 90 degree…
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Lots Of Water

Since official records began on January 1, 1881, the 3.33 inches of rain that fell officially in Fargo Moorhead on Monday ranked as the 13th highest daily total ever measured (although, I only had 2.00" in both of my gauges). The highest midnight to midnight total was 4.72 inches on August 8, 1943.  Most of…
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Perseid Meteor Shower

Tonight is expected to be the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The name originates from the fact that many of the meteors will radiate, or appear to come from the constellation Perseus. It is usually one of the better meteor showers of the year. The best time to look would be after midnight,…
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Where Have All The 100s Gone?

A viewer/listener wrote in and asked about the longest period of time without 100 degree temperatures.   The first 100 degree temperature recorded in Fargo Moorhead was on June 30, 1883 (records started in 1881) and since then we have official hit 100 degrees or higher 86 times.   Three times in the historical record Fargo…
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Eight In A Row

July 2008 was the eighth straight month with below average temperatures in Fargo Moorhead.   Last month finished 0.5 degrees below the thirty year average, which really made it a very average month for temperatures, whereas most of these several months in a row with below average temperatures finished well below average.    The warmest temperature…
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