Flood Outlook 2010

From the hydrologists at the North Central River Forecasting Center in Chanhassen, via the National Weather service, have issued their latest forecast for spring flooding in the River River basin:   http://www.weather.gov/water/textprods/view.php?wfo=fgf&prod=ESF

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Minimum Extremes

This month has brought some dramatic temperature changes to the area. One of most interesting to me has been the extreme range in low temperatures observed. Back on January 2 the official low in Fargo Moorhead was -33° which was a record for that date. Then three weeks later, on January 23, the official low…
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The Windiest Place Is…

The blizzard on Monday once again reminded us of how windy the Red River Valley can be. The wind gusted to over 50 mph at times (peak was 54 mph at Fargo’s Airport and 55 mph at Moorhead’s airport). But our wind potential pales in comparison to the weather station atop Mount Washington in New…
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Below And Above

After a very cold start, this month has had a remarkable turnaround in temperatures. The first 10 days of the month ranked as the 10th coldest such period on record with temperature averaging 10-15 degrees below seasonal normals. Then the weather turned mild with the stretch from January 11 to January 21 recording temperatures about…
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Christmas Part II?

There has been much talk this week that this weekend’s storm is the same one that hit our area around Christmas. The mixing of warm tropical air with the colder weather in the arctic triggers waves to form in the upper-level wind flow over the Northern Hemisphere. These waves of varying shapes and sizes generally…
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