Winter For Now

Our first one inch snowfall finally arrived in Fargo Moorhead Thursday Night into Friday morning.  The past few years such an event would have gone by largely unnoticed besides the usual impacts on the roads.  But this year it ended our long snow drought and for many, it may have been the first time the…
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Warm 2nd Half

The first 5 months of 2011 all finished with below average temperatures.  Those five months averaged 4 degrees below the current 30 year average.  But starting in June, Fargo Moorhead has recorded 7 consecutive months with above average temperatures.  These past months have been so mild that the 2nd half of this year will likely…
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A Year Ago

A year ago the area was bracing for what looked like to be back to back blizzards.  The two storms, one on December 30 and the other on December 31 kept most of the areas roads closed over the New Year holiday and made travel hazardous even within Fargo Moorhead. The first storm started off…
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One Degree Matters

A few weeks ago I wrote asking if 1 degree matters.  In that column it was mentioned that although we rarely notice the difference in one degree in our daily lives, subtle temperatures fluctuations can greatly change our weather.  This is especially true when forecasting rain or snow this time of year. bring this up…
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Christmas 2012 Forecast

This time of year we get many inquiries about travel conditions and the forecast for different spots around the nation.  In the summer it is requests as to what the weather may be for an upcoming vacation or wedding. Sometimes people get very anxious for these forecasts as we occasionally get asked several months in…
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