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Antarctica In Winter

The story of the attempt to rescue a scientist from the Amundsen-Scott station at the South Pole has generated many questions about the winter climate at the South Pole. The South Pole is much colder than the North Pole because the North Pole is a frozen ocean whereas Antarctica is a mountainous continent.  The South…
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Staying Above Minus 40

Thursday, January 8, is the anniversary of the coldest temperature ever officially recorded by the National Weather Service for Fargo Moorhead.  On this morning in 1887, a temperature of 48 below was recorded by what was then called the U.S. Weather Bureau which was located at the Moorhead Post Office and Federal Building at 521…
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Winter 2013-2014 Statistics

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) released their analysis of the winter of 2013-2014 last week.  NCDC ranked the period from December 1 through February 28 as the 25th coldest on record for North Dakota.  You may recall locally it was the 16th coldest on record, but western North Dakota was not as cold making…
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Heat Island No Match

There were many impressive statistics from this past winter.  There are two in particular that caught my attention and these were both Chicago and the Twin Cities recording a Top 10 coldest winter on record.  Chicago recorded an average temperature of 18.8 degrees from December 1 through February 28. That ranked as the 3rd coldest…
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March Cold Record

By now many of you may have heard that both Fargo Moorhead and Grand Forks set a record on Saturday, March 1 for the coldest high temperature not only for that date, but also for the month of March.  The high in Grand Forks (UND/National Weather Service site) was -9 degrees and in Fargo Moorhead…
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