The End Of Winter

Sunday marks the end of climatological winter. The official stats will be mentioned in this space next week, but preliminary numbers suggest we finished the winter nearly 2 degrees below normal. This was our third straight colder than average winter, albeit, not quite as cold as the past two. There were two interesting temperature features…
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Cold Snap For The Ages

It was during this week in 1936 that residents in North Dakota and northern Minnesota were thinking positive thoughts, literally. After nearly six weeks, the temperature finally climbed above zero for the first time. In Fargo Moorhead, the temperature never climbed beyond 0 degrees from January 15 through February 20, a total of 37 days.…
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Snow Cover

The snow event in the southern United States during the second week of February, in combination with other snowfalls in Asia, increased the Northern Hemisphere’s snow cover to 52,166,840 square kilometers (around 20 million square miles). That was the 2nd highest snow extent on record with only a week in February, 1978, having recorded more…
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Spring Forecast

updated as the CPC changed their forecasts this morning… With most of meteorological winter behind us, thoughts now turn to what the upcoming spring months may bring for temperatures and precipitation to this area. All seasonal forecasting is difficult, but both autumn and spring bring the most difficulties because of the transitional nature of those…
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Spring Forecast

Updated as the CPC changed their forecasts this morning… With most of meteorological winter behind us, thoughts now turn to what the upcoming spring months may bring for temperatures and precipitation to this area. All seasonal forecasting is difficult, but both autumn and spring bring the most difficulties because of the transitional nature of those…
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