Unimaginable

One of the most common threads on the Internet in recent days has been about how could so many people in 2011 die in a tornado outbreak?  Before the advent of advance radar coverage and our current warning system, tornadoes would frequently cause the deaths of 100s of people each year.  But in recent decades…
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Devastating Tornadoes

The first decade of our new century recorded a noticeable decrease in violent tornadoes in the United States.  The second decade so far has not been so kind.  Although through this writing it was not official, the first EF-5 tornado in three years and only the 3rd in the past decade may have been recorded…
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Perception V. Reality

As we finish April, nearly everyone will remember this month as being cold and damp, yet, when the official stats for the month are written about in this space in a few days, you will likely be surprised. The reason?  Temperatures this month, although below average, have been well within the bounds of average.  The…
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Side Effect

One good side-effect of our cool and cloudy weather lately is the relative lack of windy days.  Fargo Moorhead is a very windy place and April is, on average, our windiest month of the year with an average wind speed of 14.4 mph for the entire month.  That is a full mph higher than the…
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Say It Ain’t Snow

Fargo Moorhead averages 3.2 inches of snow in April.  So far this month we have received 4.2 inches of snow which places the month right near the long term average.  Since accurate snow records began in 1893 Fargo Moorhead has recorded measurable snow during the month of April 84% of the time. Although a high…
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