Extreme Cold

Oymyakon, Siberia managed to hit -76 degrees Fahrenheit twice in December, a temperature that had been reached only one other time in the last 25 years. The generation of such extreme cold air originates with the lack of sunlight far northern latitudes receive this time of year, which means they radiate heat to space without…
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Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Researchers working in the Soudan Mine near Tower, Minnesota, have discovered a strong correlation between cosmic rays and temperatures in the stratosphere. This research showed that sudden increases in cosmic radiation during the winter corresponded to rapid changes in stratospheric temperatures. It has been known for years that Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) occurs, but it…
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December Top 10

Although December was well below average locally, it was no where near the top ten coldest on record in Fargo Moorhead. But if you include all the reporting sites for both Minnesota and North Dakota both states as a whole did record one of the ten coldest Decembers on record. The National Climatic Data Center…
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Colder Elsewhere

Yes, it’s been cold in Fargo, but even colder in northcentral and northeastern Minnesota. Below is a listing of the low temperatures this morning. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN 0815 AM CST WED 14 JAN 2009   MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES AROUND THE NORTHLAND FOR JANUARY 14 2009 AS OF 800 AM.  …
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Children’s Blizzard

On January 12, 1888, after days of brutally cold weather, temperatures moderated enough to allow the kids to go to school again and for others to go into town for supplies. But by the end of the day the region was struck by a fierce blast of arctic air behind an Alberta Clipper that brought…
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