Leap Day Alteration

Recently we broke the record for the most days above freezing in a winter season.  Fargo Moorhead has recorded 46 such days since December 1.   The old record was 44 set back in the winter of 1923-1924.  That final 44th day with a high above freezing occurred on February 29, as 1924 was a leap…
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Black Swan?

Winter forecasts are always made referencing the three coldest months of the year, December through February.  Although March is definitely a winter month in our climate, this week brings to a close what turned out to be an exceptional warm and somewhat dry winter in theUnited States.  The winter weather was so opposite of what…
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Closer Clouds

I helped do this story with our reporter Kevin Wallevand. http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/59665/

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Think Winter

Our mild winter with minimal snow to this point has prompted several people to ask if this means we will see an early spring.  Looking back at similar winters to this one brings a mixed bag of weather.  Some years continued the mild trend into spring, other years turned colder. My general response every February…
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Afghanistan Cold

The harsh winter weather that has hit much of Europe and Asia has also been impacting Afghanistan.  This in turn has created another battle for our troops stationed there, fighting the cold and the snow. Kabul, the capital, has picked up between 30 and 40 inches of snow this winter, which may not sound like much,…
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