Cold, Warm, Snow All Out Of Sync

The temperature has yet to drop below zero in Fargo Moorhead so far this cold season.  The coldest day so far was last Friday with a high temperature of 17 degrees and a low of zero. More than half of the days in December so far have had high temperatures above freezing.  The monthly average…
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From Flood To Drought

Last week the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District held a drought conference in Fargo to discuss the reality of drought.  Because flooding has been the problem recently, and not drought, water cooler talk led to snickering regarding the apparent foolishness of both flood and drought mitigation were brought up. But without getting into the politics (or…
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Tropical Earth, Snowball Earth

It is generally accepted that there have been numerous times in our Earth’s past in which there was little or no ice on Earth at all.  During much of the time of the dinosaurs (230-65 million years ago), most of the world had tropical type weather and carbon concentration in the atmosphere may have been…
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August, Summer, Warm And Dry

August in Fargo Moorhead is down in the books as a dry month with a near average mean temperature.  The month finished with just 1.29 inches of rain, which is 1.27 inches below the average.  Measurable rain fell on eight days.  The heaviest rain (at the airport gauge) was 0.40 inches in the 22nd. The…
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Rainy September Weather

Do not let the present stable and dry weather fool you.  There are several reasons to suspect September will end up being a much rainier month than August was.  Except in a few spots, August precipitation was well below average in our region. Last weekend a powerful cold front caused cool and dry air to…
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