A Toast To A Better Year

Tomorrow marks the beginnings of a New Year and a fresh slate of weather statistics.  2010 finished stormy as was the case on numerous occasions throughout the year.  Minnesota finished the year with more tornadoes than any other state, with many of those tornadoes nearby in western Minnesota. Every month but two, October and November,…
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Repeating 1996-1997?

The winter of 1996-1997 has become the bench mark that all other winters are judged against.  That winter, 117 inches of snow fell in Fargo Moorhead which is nearly 30 inches more than any other season in the record book. Since then there has been a few winters when there was talk about having another…
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Current Snow Cover

It has been so long ( I really should say sooooooooooooooo long) since it has been sunny in the upper Midwest that I have not had a good opportunity to see the snow cover from visible satellite imagery.  Below are two images covering the region.  Most of what you see is snow cover as clouds…
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Nor’easter

Here is a nice image of the storm off the coast of New England where some areas had over 20″ of snow.

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Christmas Snow

For 128 years of record keeping, Christmas day came and went with very little snow falling in Fargo Moorhead.  On only one occasion, back in 1912 did snow accumulate to any consequence when 3.6 inches was measured.  Sure, there was a dusting here or there, but something most would call a snow storm just did…
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