A year ago today, the high temperature in Fargo Moorhead was just 53 degrees. Although not the record low maximum, which was a 46 degree high in 1901, it was the 2nd coldest high temperature recorded on this date. It was also the second of five straight days, from June 5 to June 9, 2009, that the official high at Hector Int’l was below 60 degrees.
That was the only instance in the record books with five straight days with a high in the 50s or lower during the month of June. The cold weather that week was a regional event with much of the upper-Midwest and northern plains trapped in a cold damp weather pattern. In fact, on this day last year, Dickinson recorded 1-2 inches of snow which was the first measurable snow in June for the city in 60 years.
Certainly, the first week of June this year has been far from warm, but it has certainly been much more pleasant than what we experienced in 2009.