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It May Rain May Rain

June is almost here.  June, on average, is the rainiest month of the year.  Over the past three complete decades, Fargo Moorhead average June rainfall is 3.90 inches; more than an inch more than the averages for May (2.81 inches) and July (2.79 inches).  August average rainfall tails off to 2.56 inches.  So the rainfall…
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Quite The Range

The historical record low temperature for Fargo Moorhead is 48 degrees below zero set January 8, 1887.  The record high is 114 degrees set July 6, 1936.  This is a range of 162 degrees.  Dry, humid, hot, and cold; we experience a true continental climate with a wide range of potential weather conditions. Key West,…
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More Thoughts About Weather And Food

Weather is not at all like food.  If we like lasagna, we like lasagna. But we are much more fickle when it comes to what sort of weather pleases us. Some of this is likely due to varying expectations in different times of the year.   Back in February, when we had a stretch of days…
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Seriously Cold May Weather

This past weekend’s cold weather was not unusual.  Although much colder than average, only a few token weather records were actually broken around the region.  That “records are made to be broken” certainly applies to daily weather records as several records are reset every year.  It’s just the up and down nature of our normally…
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Volatility In Mid May

May weather, here in the Northern Plains, is highly variable year to year.  It was chilly last weekend but not unusually so.  The low temperature Saturday morning of 29 degrees missed the record low by nine degrees. Actually, the average temperature over the past week has been warmer than the same week in the previous…
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