June Rain

Although we may see more rain before midnight tonight, here are some of the preliminary totals for the month around the area.  A high percentage of the area had totals well within the bound of “normal” for the month.  With thunderstorms you always get differences from spot to spot for exceptions. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL…
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70 Mornings

A daily low temperature of 70 degrees or warmer is uncommon in Fargo Moorhead.   We average only 3 per year (technically 2.6) and even that number is skewed somewhat by just a few years with higher totals.  Since 1881 there have been 33 years without a single day with a low at or above 70…
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Flood Clues

Just three years ago, the thought that western North Dakota would be experiencing historic floods in the near future would have been seen as unrealistic considering how dry that area was as seen with the Palmer Indexes in June 2008. Back in the summers from 2005 through 2008, moisture was in short supply, the rivers…
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North Dakota Summer Forecast

I was once again asked to write thoughts on my projections for the Summer of 2011 for our State Climatologist to put in the seasonal Climate Bulletin.  Below is my write up that will be published shortly (if not today).   North Dakota experienced a wet spring, which was preceded by a wet winter.  In…
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Century Wet

North Dakota experienced a wet spring, which was preceded by a wet winter.  As a whole, the state of North Dakota has experienced seven straight wet seasons. The last season that finished either near or below average was the summer of 2009. This summer is also starting off very wet across most of the state…
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