Vacation

I’m on vacation the next two weeks, so this blog may not be updated for a bit, but I’ll be back.

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Seattle Chill

Although most of the United States is experiencing a warmer than average summer, there has been one notable exception.  The west coast has been having a cool summer.  From California to Washington, the temperatures have been persistently below average for the past few months. Seattle, for instance, recorded just their 4th 80 degree day of…
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Humidity

Humidity is best quantified by the dew point temperature.  Higher dew point temperatures express increasing mugginess in the air.  For about four hours last Tuesday, the dew point temperature was above 80 degrees and peaked at 83 at the official instrument site at Fargo’s Hector Airport. Such high humidity is rare in our region, occurring…
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Jumpy Red

The Red River jumped over a foot right after our Tuesday morning thunderstorm.  It had already risen almost three feet since last weekend due to heavy rainfall here and upstream.  So the river is high again.  It has been above flood stage since for all but a couple of days since the end of March.…
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Stormy July

This summer has been a very stormy one in our area.  Every week since Memorial Day, there have been two or three severe weather outbreaks somewhere in eastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.  It is common for June to be very stormy, but usually the frequency of the storms decreases some in July. Not this…
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