Crazy Rain Over?

October 2008 through March 2009 was the wettest such period on record with 13.13 inches of rain and melted snow measured officially in Fargo Moorhead. This surpassed the previous record for that period set back in 1982-1983 when 11.27 inches fell. That same period in 1996-1997 brought 10.70 inches of liquid equivalency which ranks that…
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First 70 And 80

Last Thursday, April 23, Fargo Moorhead recorded the first 70 degree day of the season. The long term average for the first 70 is on April 18, so even with the persistently cold weather this spring; we did manage to hit that milestone around the normal date. But not only did we record our first…
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Severe Weather Awareness

This week has been designated Severe Weather Awareness Week in both North Dakota and Minnesota. It is a time set aside each spring to remind us of the potential hazards associated with thunderstorms as we move toward our warm season. It is an excellent opportunity to setup your designated shelter and remind everyone in your…
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Late Season Snow

With warmer temperatures expected the next several days a number of people have asked me if we can expect anymore snowfall this season. If history is our guide, I would not bet against seeing more snow this spring. Since records began in 1881, in approximately 40% of those years Fargo Moorhead has recorded measurable snow…
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First 60!

April 4 is the average date for our first 60 degree day of the spring season. The 62 degree high on Tuesday was 10 days past the average, but within the bounds of what would be considered average (for the statisticians out there, the standard deviation is 13 days). The historic range has been from…
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