March Question Of The Day

Here is a weather question to start your day.  Which first half of March, March 2013 or March 2014 was colder?  If you guessed this year, you are correct, but just by a fraction of a degree.  Last March and this one both recorded an average temperature just slightly below 18 degrees.  That is approximately…
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First 50 Of 2014

The average date of the first 50 degree high in Fargo Moorhead is March 18.  The high temperature this past Thursday was 58 degrees which was our first 50 (and nearly our first 60 degree) reading of the season. One of the keys to reaching 50 degrees is snow cover.  Although within the city limits…
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The End Of Negatives?

Our last below zero reading was a -1 degree temperature that occurred around 2:30 AM on March 5.  The temperature was well above zero much of that night, but the sky cleared just after midnight, the temperature briefly dropped below zero, then the clouds moved back in and the temperature rose to nearly 10 degrees…
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Leap Day Troubles

Leap day.  It is what we call February 29, the day added onto February every fourth year to keep the seasons from slowly drifting through time as the earth takes slightly longer than 365 days to revolve around the Sun.  Leap day on occasion does impact climate statistics and this past winter was possibly one…
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Record Record

An email arrived in the weather center asking what day of the year has the largest temperature range from the record low to the record high.   The recorded low on January 8, 1887 was -48 degrees.  Thirteen years later, on January 8, 1900, the recorded high temperature reached 50 degrees. That difference of 98 degrees…
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