Cold December

It will not surprise anyone to learn that temperatures have been running well below average for the past four weeks. Our average temperature this month has only been around 5 degrees, which is nearly 8 degrees below normal. I have been asked a couple times in the past week when was the last December with…
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Snowless Christmas

Around 90% of our Christmas days are white in Fargo Moorhead. Technically one inch or more of snow must be on the ground to for it to be called a white Christmas. Although, most Christmas days have snow on the ground, it is relatively rare for snow to fall on Christmas. It might surprise you…
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Negative Highs

Fargo Moorhead averages ten days a winter with a high temperature below zero. That includes the two days per winter we average with a high temperature of -10 degrees or colder. So far we have experienced three such days, with nearly three months left with such potential. Historically, January and February are the months we…
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Snowy December

Over the weekend Fargo Moorhead picked up an additional 4.7 inches of snow. Plus, it appears we will be shoveling again tomorrow. If the additional snow received tomorrow is the amount forecasted, December 2008 may end up ranking as the second snowiest on record with one more week to go. The abundant snowfall this month…
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Solstice

The Winter Solstice will occur at 6:04 AM Sunday. The term solstice is derived from the Latin word solstitium, where sol, means sun and stitium means stationary or stoppage. Around both the Summer and Winter Solstice the Sun tends to rise and set in the same spot for a few days, giving rise to the…
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