Good-Bye Summer

Today is the last day of meteorological summer.  This past summer will likely be remembered as the summer of tornados as this area finished with tornado numbers well above the historical average.  With the severe weather came rain amounts that varied widely across the area.  Around Fargo Moorhead, rainfall amounts were above average, but not…
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Wind Season

In the past week you have likely noticed that the wind has once again become a more noticeable component of the weather.  We are at the beginning stages of our transition to autumn and with that will come more frequent windy days.  As the higher latitudes gradually cool down in the coming weeks, both high…
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Smoke

On several occasions this summer, especially after the passage of a cold front, the sky has appeared hazy and dull.  These conditions were particularly noticeable the past two days.  These unusual sky conditions are associated with fires that have been burning for much of the summer in Saskatchewan.  The fires are in a remote area,…
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Santa Is Cold

Based on data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) the summer of 2010 is likely going to be the coldest on record for areas north of 80 degrees latitude in the Northern Hemisphere.  This would be the area immediately surrounding the North Pole. The DMI has been collecting and estimating temperatures in that area since…
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Only 95?

With each passing day the odds increase that the 95 degree high reached on May 29 will go down as the highest temperature of 2010.   If that date holds, it would be one of just a few years since 1881 that the highest temperature of the year was recorded during the month of May. The…
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