Dry Buster

A week ago much of Minnesota and some portions of eastern North Dakota were listed as either abnormally dry or in minor (D1) drought conditions.  That changed quickly last week in central and eastern Minnesota when 3-5 inches of rain fell prompting flood warnings to be issued.  Yet, that system stayed to our east keeping…
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Frosty Night

Last year, Fargo officially dropped down to 33 degrees on May 26.  It appears we will once again see a late season frost as temperatures tonight may also drop in the to 30s.  Below is my projection for low temperatures at numerous cities in the area. One thing in our favor tonight will be soil…
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When Will The Streak End?

A year ago, Fargo Moorhead had yet to hit 80 degrees.  That would come on Memorial Day which was on May 30th last year.  May 2011 would be our 6th straight month with below average temperatures with all of those months, with the exception of February, finishing with above average precipitation.   June was certainly not…
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90 Mays

A 90 degree high temperature in May occur approximately every 3 years.  Before this month, the most recent years with a high at 90 degrees or higher in Fargo Moorhead were back in 2010, 2006 and in 2001.  Although temperatures that warm have occurred in only 46 Mays, everyday of the month, but one, has…
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ET Measurements

Evaporation is simply the process of liquid water being converted to water vapor.  If this process involves plants, then it is referred to as transpiration.  The amount of water evaporated into the atmosphere varies not only from season to season, but also on a daily basis.  Last year, North Dakota State Climatologist Dr. Akyuz acquired…
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