March And April Record

This past March, you will likely recall, was the warmest on record.   The previous warmest March was set back in 1910.  April 1910 was also a mild month and currently ranks as the 26th warmest April on record.  The combination of an extraordinarily warm March, followed by a mild April made the period from March…
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Fear Of Ice Death Was Greatly Exaggerated

Back in September 2007 when the Arctic sea ice reached the minimum extent recorded since 1979, it generated quite a bit of news coverage.  Many so-called experts went on to predict that the Arctic Ocean would be ice free during the summer in the upcoming years with some predicting the Arctic could be ice free…
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Too Early Too Late

After a very mild winter, parts of the northeastern United States were hit by a late season snow storm earlier this week.  The major cities along the coast recorded rain and strong wind, but interior regions experienced a wet sloppy snow.  The heaviest snow fell along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains along the West…
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Reversed Months

In Fargo Moorhead, the average temperature in April is 16.4 degrees warmer than the average for March.  Although the exact difference will vary a few degrees from city to city, most locations in the Midwest and upper Great Plains will have a similar difference between those two months.  March you will recall was the warmest…
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2012 Hurricane Season

Although very few tropical storms or hurricanes have struck the United States n recent years, the overall number of systems in the Atlantic Ocean has been well above the long-term means during this time period.   A combination of warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in conjunction with favorable upper-level winds has been the attributing factors…
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