Blooming Trees

Many people tend to write down and keep track of certain annual events.  These events may include the sighting of the first robin of spring, or if you live on a lake, the ice out date.  For me in recent years, I have tended to keep track of when my crabapple trees bloom.  Although I…
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Correlation

One of the most common questions that come into the weather center deals with correlation.  We are often asked if because this season is – insert hot, cold, dry or wet – does that mean the next season will be – insert hot, cold, dry or wet—and usually the reference is that the next season…
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Banks Thermometers Hint To The Future

Bank thermometers will often show erroneous temperatures.  It is not so much that the sensor being used is inaccurate, but instead, the sensor is often placed in a poor position.  To accurately measure the air temperature, official thermometers have historically been placed in a white shelter box referred to as a Stevenson screen and more…
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Tragic End

Back on June 24, 2012 a tornado, associated with Tropical Storm Debby, moved through Highland County, Florida.  Very tragically, a young mother was killed protecting her baby from the violent wind that struck her house.  The baby still wrapped in her mother’s arms suffered broken ribs, cuts and bruises, but did make a full recovery.…
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White

Last year Fargo Moorhead recorded a brown Christmas.  Other recent brown Christmas’ included 2006, 1999 and 1994.  Our historic average for having a white Christmas is 84%, meaning that approximately once every decade we have no snow on the ground on this morning.   This year we are experiencing a white Christmas. You may remember that…
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