Halloween Weather

With an average high of only 46 degrees and an average low of 27 degrees it takes a day well above average to make trick-or-treating an event where a jacket and mittens are not a requirement in our area. Today looks to be another typical chilly Halloween, but not as cold as some. This decade…
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Cold High

The warmest high temperature this month has only been 62 degrees recorded on October 18. Since 1881 only one other October, 1925, has recorded a cooler monthly maximum when the warmest temperature that October was only 60 degrees. We have experienced some seasonally cold mornings this month, including a record low of 17 degrees on…
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The End Of Platform Shoes

The latest seventy degree day ever recorded in Fargo Moorhead was on November 17, 1953, so you can never say never in our climate, but the odds are quite high that we have recorded our last seventy degree temperature for the year. Our last seventy occurred back on September 26 when we recorded a high…
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Gloomy

Back in September there seemed to be a bounce in everyone’s step and genuine excitement over the great weather that dominated almost the entire month. Almost daily in emails, phone calls or personal conversations someone would ask if we were going to break the record for the warmest September since 1881. This month all of…
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Not A Lot Of Aces

Not only has tropical activity in the Atlantic Basin been slow this year, but also in all tropical areas around the globe. Although the number of named storms usually gets the most attention, it is only one factor in the determination of tropical activity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also uses the strength…
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