Top 10 February

February is the driest month of the year with an average of 0.61 inches of rain and melted snow.  Of course, part of the reason for this month being the driest is the shortness of the month, but also, because of the general dry conditions this area experiences during the winter.  Fargo Moorhead only average…
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Be Positive

Last Tuesday, February 19, the official high in Fargo Moorhead was -1 degree.  The average last sub-zero high temperature occurs on February 9.  You never say never in this climate, yet, considering we have recorded only three sub-zero high temperatures during the month of March in the past 40 years, it is quite likely that…
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Lack Of Melting

During the winter of 2011-2012 (December through February) Fargo Moorhead recorded a high above freezing 47 times.  That is the equivalent of the high temperature exceeding 32 degrees every other day during that three month stretch.  That was the most such days during a winter since records began in 1881.  The previous record was set…
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Higher Solar

Solar noon is designated as the time of day when the sun reaches its highest point off the horizon.  Because of our location within the Central Time Zone, solar noon never occurs right at 12:00 PM, but instead varies by approximately 15 minutes either side of 12:30 PM.  Today, for example, solar noon will occur…
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The Drought Ends?

In the past couple of weeks, the immediate Fargo Moorhead area has received 12-18 inches of snow.  South and east of the metro, widespread 20-30 inches has fallen.  The drought is therefore over, correct?  Well, not so fast.  The moisture content of the snow was generally in the 1-2 inch range with some locations even…
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