Autumn 2011 Forecast

Wednesday is the last day of meteorological summer.  After 6 straight months with below average temperatures, the past three months all finished warmer than normal. With the autumn season beginning tomorrow, many people have asked if this warmer than average stretch will continue. This area has experienced a number of mild autumns in recent years;…
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A Touch Drier

Have you noticed that it isn’t raining as much the last couple of weeks?  We were already assured of above-average August rainfall when it rained 2.87 inches on the first day of the month.  After one more heavy rain and a few glancing blows, Fargo Moorhead stands at a little more than four inches for…
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Weather Control

Does anyone else remember the idea back in the 1970s that Soviet Union scientists were controlling our weather?  The theory, which achieved some popularity, was that the Russians had found a way to project standing wave patterns into the atmosphere causing drought in the United States in a grand scheme to raise the price of…
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Infrared

William Herschel, a famous astronomer of the mid 1700s through the early 1800s, is probably most famous for discovering the planet, Uranus, the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope. He was messing around with prisms and sunbeams one day in the year 1800 when he noticed that the air in the red…
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90s Gone Missing

This past Tuesday, Fargo Moorhead recorded our 8th 90 degree day of the year, although, just barely as the high only reached 90 degrees that afternoon.  With our 90 degree season winding down, it seems likely we will finish the year with a below average number of 90 degree days for the 4th year in…
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