Hurricane Season

Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their outlook for hurricane development in the Atlantic basin last week. They are calling for a near average hurricane season with around 14 named systems developing this hurricane season which runs from June 1 through November 30. There are two principle factors that may lessen…
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Positive And Negative Summer Forecast

I have had numerous conversations in recent weeks with people all asking the same basic question, “will the cool weather last through the summer?” Most of the last 18 months have been cooler than average including our current spring season. One positive factor that may help end this stretch of cool weather has been our…
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Thermal Contrasts

Last week brought some strong temperatures boundaries to the region. Last Monday, May 18, a strong cold front moved through our area. At one point that afternoon, Langdon, ND was reporting a temperature of 46 degrees behind the front and in Wheaton, MN where the front had not yet passed it was 88 degrees. Both…
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Empire Builder Tornado

Courtesy of "The Weather Doctor".  Full link:  http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/history/tornadotrains.htm   On 27 May 1931, the Great Northern Railway’s crack transcontinental passenger train The Empire Builder was heading eastbound from Seattle to Chicago. Less than an hour out of Fargo, North Dakota, disaster would strike. Late that afternoon an area of severe thunderstorms raged through Clay County,…
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Memorial Day Weather

Memorial Day was traditionally observed on May 30 until 1971, but since has been designated to the last Monday in May. Since records have been taken in Fargo Moorhead the average high on Memorial Day has been 72 degrees with an average low of 49 degrees. 63 percent of the time this day has had…
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