Spring in Review

It was a cool and wet spring, which should not come as a surprise.  What may surprise you is that it was neither extremely cold nor extremely wet.  The average temperature in Fargo Moorhead for the months of March through May was 39.7 degrees.  This is 2.3 degrees colder than the average over the past three decades.  March was the most below average of the three months, particularly early March.  The first day of March, the high temperature in Fargo Moorhead was eight below, which had occurred at midnight.  The afternoon high was ten below.  Both March and May were drier than average, but a rainy end to April brought the three spring months up to 0.64 inches above average overall.  Almost half the precipitation during the past three months (2.95 of 6.14 inches) fell over the final seven days in April, causing moderate flooding on the Red River. The river has remained slightly swollen ever since.     Meteorologist John Wheeler