A November To Remember

Today marks the end of a remarkable November.  Many of you may have found this past month to be extraordinary for the mild conditions, or perhaps because the lack of precipitation.  Less than 1 inch of snow fell has fallen through this morning and liquid precipitation was well below average with only 0.24 inches being…
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Negative Day

Today marks the day when our average first below zero temperature of the season occurs.  Historically, our first below zero reading often occurs after our first significant snowfall.  That was certainly the case last year as November 2010, like this year, was generally mild, but the weather quickly turned colder after a very fluffy 12…
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The Autumn Forecast

Three months ago in this space, I wrote about what I thought the general weather would be in the upcoming autumn season.  I mentioned that based on similar setups in the past, that the season would likely finish with above average temperatures. In the end, all three months finished with above average temperatures and when…
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26 Years

My first winter in the Fargo Moorhead area was 26 years ago.  My introduction to the Red River Valley winter phenomenon was a startling one, even though I was young, eager, and willing to experience weather extremes. Today in 1985, our region was digging out from the third major snowstorm in seven days.  Snow was…
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I’m Dreaming Of A White Thankgiving

Although white Christmas’ are expected in Fargo Moorhead, if by chance you dream of playing in the snow on Thanksgiving Day, you have been out of luck in recent years.  Nine out of the past ten years have had either no snow or only a trace reported on Thanksgiving morning. That one exception was last…
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