Early Winter Driving

Every year the point is made that there are more accidents with the first couple of snow events because people are not use to driving in the wintry conditions. Do we really forget how to drive in snow or could it be something else? The first snows of the season usually occur with temperatures near…
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Snow Cover

The satellite image below shows a clear sky over all of North Dakota and western Minnesota, the white streak running through central and part of northeastern North Dakota is snow sitting on the ground.  The deepest snow is west and north of Devils Lake.  

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Thanksgiving Weather

Thanksgiving, the day set aside each year to give thanks, most years we can add weather to our list of things to be thankful about. Since 1950, it has snowed one inch or more only four times on Thanksgiving Day and on 46 of those 57 years no measurable precipitation fell, including thirteen out of…
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Winter Weather Advisory

During our warm season, the main weather warnings issued are for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes with an occasional flood statement. In the winter months the situation gets much more confusing. Advisories are issued for snow, sleet, freezing rain, heavy snow, blowing snow, winter weather, plus, winter storm and blizzard warnings and watches are also used.…
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Historical Weather

The earliest weather records in the United States are from individual dairies. Many of our founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington are some of the sources of these early weather records. The first attempt at an organized weather network started in 1814 when the Federal Government ordered the United States Army…
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