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It’s The Humidity

Have you ever given any thought to where the most humid place on Earth might be?  Central Africa?  Southeast Asia?  The Amazon Rain Forest?  All wrong. The highest dew point temperatures measured are along the coastlines of the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden.  The excruciatingly hot summer temperatures over Saudi…
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Just A Little Hot

Long stretches of 90 degree weather in Fargo Moorhead are somewhat unusual.   Since 1881, there have been only 20 times when the high temperature has been at or above 90 degrees for six consecutive days or longer.  The last time this area experienced a long stretch of 90 degree heat was in July of 2006.…
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Windy

Wind is almost constant in the Great Plains.  The average wind speed in Fargo, day and night, throughout the year, is 12.3 mph.  Although the average wind speeds are lower in July and August, summer thunderstorms can produce extremely high wind gusts, usually over relatively small parts of the area. Air is a fluid and…
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Nighttime Storms And Heat Lightning

Midsummer is the time of the year when nighttime thunderstorms are most common in our area.  Nocturnal thunderstorms are common in tropical regions, but over most land areas, storms usually happen in the afternoon and evening.  But in our area, there is a greater tendency for thunderstorms at night, especially during July and August. Lightning…
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July, 1936

The worst heat wave on record across our region was in July of 1936.  It was 90 in Fargo Moorhead on July 4 that year.  The following day, it was 95.  The station record hottest day was July 6, 1936, when the temperature reached 114 at what was then the official Fargo Moorhead station located…
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