Below Freezing Averages

The average high today is 31 degrees.  The average high will stay below freezing until March 8 when that average will finally be back to 32 degrees. During the three principle months of winter, December through February, Fargo Moorhead averages 18 days with a high temperature above freezing.  

n four out of the last five winters, we have recorded a below average number of melting days.  The one exception was during the winter of 2011-2012 when on 47 of the 91 days that winter the high temperature was above freezing.  That is the most of any winter on record.  Of note, the other four of the past five winters in total had only recorded 47 days above freezing, an example of how unique the winter of 2011-2012 was for warmth.

 The record lowest number of winter days above freezing is two such days that occurred during the brutal winter of 1978-1979.