90°?

As many of you already know, the high temperature on Wednesday was 90 degrees.  Or was it?  The Moorhead airport recorded a high of 84 degrees that day, my home thermometer registered 86 degrees, our cooperative observer reported 88 degrees as did the reporting site at NDSU. It was yet another example of differences in…
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Never Ever

As many of our frequent readers to this space probably know, I love weather statistics.   Since the days of my first computer, downloading weather data and then parsing the numbers into averages, standard deviations and other not so common statistical properties has always been a hobby.  In fact, my Master’s thesis was a statistical analysis…
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Dry But Wet

After a summer with the Red River in Fargo being above flood stage persistently, the past several weeks with the levels much lower has been a welcome sight.  Yet, by historical standards, the amount of water flowing through town is still extremely high. For the past week, the Red River stage has consistently been just…
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Autumn Blue

Our recent stretch of sunny days has prompted many people to comment to me about how beautiful the sky is this time of year.  In some ways, the fall foliage show each year is spectacular not only because of the array of different colored leaves, but also because of the sharp crisp blue backdrop that…
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Joplin

The National Weather Service released their assessment report for the Joplin,Missouri tornado last week.  That tornado was responsible for the death of 159 people and injured over 1000.  The report has a lot of analysis on how the public responded to the warnings issued during the storm. Through numerous interviews, it was discovered that the…
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