Rocky Mountain Snows

This past winter was the snowiest on record in the Northern Hemisphere, with accurate data going back to the winter of 1966-1967. Although that specific snow data only goes through March, the western one-third of the United States continues to build their snow pack. Several storms in the past few weeks have dropped significant snows…
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First 90!

On Monday, May 24, the high temperature at Hector Int’l was 90 degrees. That same day the high was 67 degrees in Grand Forks, 68 degrees in Jamestown and only 59 degrees in Devils Lake. A strong warm front surged northward just far enough to bring warm, tropical air to Fargo Moorhead that afternoon. That…
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Train Disaster

Before the devastating tornado that struck Fargo Moorhead in June, 1957, perhaps the most talked about severe weather event may have been the Empire Builder tornado that hit this area on May 27, 1931. The Great Northern Railway’s transcontinental passenger train The Empire Builder was heading eastbound from Seattle to Chicago. Shortly after leaving the…
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First 80

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 18, the official high temperature at Hector Int’l was 80 degrees which was the first 80 degree or warmer day in Fargo Moorhead this year. The average first day with a high at or above 80 degree is May 5. Our first 50, 60 and 70 degree day this year all occurred…
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The Snowy Winter

When dealing with weather records, it is always important to keep in mind the length of the available data set. Most reliable local weather records have been kept for 130 years or less. There are datasets of a more global reach that have been accurately measured only since the advent of satellite data in the…
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