March Meltness

March begins tomorrow.  In other places, March means the beginning of spring.  However, here in Fargo Moorhead, the best we can usually hope for in March is the beginning of the end of winter.  This year, March will start out with below-average temperatures, but at this point it is impossible to tell if the month…
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Preliminary Winter And February Stats

More on all of this later with the official stats (once today’s high is kn0wn),  but preliminarily: February tied for the 9th driest on record (ignoring the awful ASOS data and using the Cooperative observers precip) Winter finished with an average temp of 8.1°,  3 degrees below average for our 4th straight colder than normal…
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Blow Ice

We have the traditional four seasons; summer, winter, fall and spring.  We have what could be called a snow season, a thunderstorm season, a severe weather season and of course a growing season.  But do we have a blow ice season?  The term blow ice is used to describe the situation when snow blowing over…
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Too Early

When the weather turned mild a couple of weeks ago, there was a flood of inquiries into the WDAY Weather Office about what effect the thaw would have on the flood.  The answer, disappointingly, was that there would be little effect because little moisture had actually been lost.  The present cold snap has created another…
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Cold Snap For The Ages

It was during this week in 1936 that Fargo Moorhead recorded a temperature above zero after 37 straight days with both the high and low at or below 0 degrees.  It was a cold snap with no equal in the record books. Yet, other communities had it even worse.  Langdon, ND for instance, went 42…
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