December NCDC Stats

You may recall that December 2013 ranked as the 11th coldest on record in Fargo Moorhead with an average temperature of 4.0 degrees.  Taken as a whole, the state of North Dakota recorded the 9th coldest December on record with a state wide average temperature of 4.5 degrees which is 8.4 degrees below average. Minnesota…
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Temperature Rangeless

The just completed 2013 was our second straight year with a minimal temperature range. The warmest temperature last year was a 96 degree high on August 20 and the coldest temperature was a -21 degree low on February 1 and December 23.  That makes for a yearly range of 117 degrees. Although that may sound…
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Worst Of 2013

If you had to select the most notable weather feature of 2013 in our area what would you pick?  My hunch is many of you would choose the lack of spring weather we recorded this year.  Granted, it was not necessarily an individual weather event, but the persistent cold and snow last March and April…
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15 Days

The average temperature during the first 15 days of this month was 3.6 degrees. That was the coldest start to December since 2000.  It also was the 10th coldest such stretch since temperature records start in 1881. The first half of December 2000 had an average temperature of 2.9 degrees and finished with an overall…
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November 2013

The average temperature last month was 28.2 degrees which is 0.6 degrees below the current 30 year average.  Although not an exceptionally cold month, it was the coldest November in Fargo Moorhead since 2003.  Fargo Moorhead had recorded 9 straight above average Novembers until this year.  Not only temperatures finished below average last month, but…
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