The End Of 70?

With the cooler weather that has been in the area the past few days I have been asked numerous times if that means we won’t be seeing anymore 70 degree weather this year. Fargo Moorhead has officially hit 70 degrees or higher at least once in all but seven Octobers since 1881. The last time…
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Streaking

Through yesterday every day this month the mean average temperature had been at or above the average. Only one day had been right on the average, which was September 1, which means we had a stretch of 26 straight days with above average temperatures. That was by far the longest above average stretch of temperatures…
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Quiet Storm Season

Although the southern portion of the United States does have a second severe storm season in October and November, in most of the country, the summer storm season is winding down. As of this writing, 850 tornadoes have been reported in the United States so far this year, whereas in 2008, 1691 tornadoes developed. This…
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Increasing Ice

The annual melt cycle of the Arctic Ocean appears to have ended on September 12 as the ice cover has been quickly expanding the past two weeks. The Arctic Ocean usually records it’s maximum sea ice extent in early March and it’s minimal extent in early to mid-September each year. The total sea ice coverage…
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Streaking 80s

Last week from September 13-20, the official high temperature in Fargo Moorhead hit 80 degrees or higher each day. That stretch of eight consecutive days with a high temperature at or above 80 degrees was the third longest such streak since 1881 in the month of September. The longest stretch of 80 degree high temperatures…
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