Where’s The Snow?

Snowfall to date this winter is slightly less than 20 inches.  Average snowfall to date is about 32 inches.  Similar snow totals have been reported throughout the region.  Moisture content of the snow is also less than average to this point so the spring flood outlook is favorable for the third consecutive year. Most of…
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Where’s The Snow?

Snowfall this winter is now at 19 inches, which is roughly 60 per cent of average to date.  Average snowfall for an entire winter season is a tad over 50 inches.  So it is likely this will be another sub-par snow season.  Last year’s total was a meager 16 inches. Winters with less than 20…
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Crazy Heavy Snow

Last weekend’s Eastern Seaboard Blizzard generated snow storm totals not generally familiar to those of us here in the Northern Plains.  Snowfalls in excess of two feet happen far more regularly there than here due to the proximity to the warm, moist air hovering over the Atlantic Ocean.  The record snowfall in Fargo Moorhead is…
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Little Snows

The heavy snowfalls have all been missing the city limits of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Dilworth for the past few years.  Earlier this month, a hyper-narrow snow band dropped as much as 18 inches of snow at Prosper, ND, northwest of Fargo.  But a little less than four inches was measured officially for Fargo…
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White Christmas Odds

Although snow on the ground is likely in our region at Christmastime, there is no guarantee of a winter scene for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.  Most people seem surprised when there is no snow for Christmas but it happens routinely. Over the years of record, the probability of there being one inch or more…
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