Rainy June?

The general perception has been that this month has been exceptionally rainy. Since 1881, Fargo Moorhead has averaged 11 days with measurable precipitation during the month of June. In the past 20 years during our current wet cycle, the average has been 12 such days. So far this month, we have recorded 13 days with…
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End Of Season

This time of year our thoughts are on warm temperatures and thunderstorms, not snow, but to a climatologist the snow season officially comes to an end on June 30. Whereas most weather statistics are kept for the traditional calendar year, winter statistics are measured from July 1 to June 30. The official 2009-2010 winter snow…
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Summer Reading

Summer is the time of year when many of us have time to read a few good books. I was recently asked for recommendations on some easy reading weather related books and I thought I would share the list here as well. These books deal more with how weather has impacted people in the past…
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Techological Weather

Every generation seems to think that the weather in the past was harsher and more severe than at present. Writings as far back as the 1700s have passages describing the weather being more tolerant than it was for the previous generation. There have certainly been periods when the weather has had a stronger impact on…
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Not So Cool

If asked if the first half of June was above or below average for temperatures, my guess is that nearly everyone would guess below. If you are one of those in the majority then you would be correct as the first half of June did finished below average. What would probably surprised many of you…
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