Near Bottom

The average low temperature in Fargo Moorhead dropped to -1° on December 28 and it will remain below zero until January 30 when the average low climbs to 0°. The average low will drop two more degrees to -3° on January 6 and remain there until January 22. Thereafter, the average low will begin its…
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December Jinx

Last week’s two snow events brought our monthly snow total to 24.4 inches. That makes this month the 3rd snowiest December on record (snow records go back to September, 1885). You will likely recall that last year we had the snowiest December on record when 33.5 inches was measured. If we go back another year,…
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Christmas Weather

Although, most Christmas days have snow on the ground, it is relatively rare for snow to fall on Christmas. It might surprise you to learn that the heaviest snowfall on record for Christmas is only 3.6 inches and that occurred back in 1912. You would have to go back to 1972 to find a Christmas…
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Mild January?

I have been asked frequently in the past couple of weeks if I thought warmer weather would return in January. Most of these questions originated with comments on how September was warm, October turned cold, then the warm weather returned for November and of course, this month then turned cold. Granted, we have been in…
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Record Snow

The snowstorm that hit the east coast hard this past weekend produced some record setting snow amounts. Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia all broke their all-time daily snowfall record for the month of December. Baltimore’s total was 21 inches with Washington, D.C. ending with 16 inches. Philadelphia’s official total of 23.2 inches of snow was…
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