Today is of course the last day of the month. This month will go down as one of the coldest Aprils on record with many locations ending in the top 10 for coldest. Most of us will be happy to see this month end as the cold is still being felt with the delays in… Read more Goodbye April
Month: April 2018
Warm or Cool May?
There are several reasons to believe that we will record more cooler than average days than warmer than average temperatures over the course of the next few weeks. Yet, the cooler than average temperatures should not be as far below normal as were recorded during the first three weeks of April. Being below average in… Read more Warm or Cool May?
Cold and Dry
Although this month will finish well below average, it will also probably finish well below average for precipitation as well. Most cooler than average periods from March through October in the northern plains tend to be wetter than normal periods. This is because the clouds associated with the precipitation tends to keep temperatures below normal. … Read more Cold and Dry
The frost is still over 3 feet deep in many portions of the region including in Fargo as of yesterday afternoon. But the warm late April sun is slowly warming the soil and hopefully the frost will be gone in many locations in the next week. The frost may be slowly withering away, but the… Read more Frosty Soils
When you have been as far below average for temperatures as long as we have, it is hard to be disappointed with our recent warm up. Although, these past couple days and even what we are or will be experiencing today is still below average. Most of you have now recorded your first 50° temperature… Read more Better
When you have been as far below average for temperatures as long as we have, it is hard to be disappointed with our recent warm up. Although, these past couple days and even what we are or will be experiencing today is still below average. Most of you have now recorded your first 50° temperature… Read more Finally
Better, Still Below
Our Sun angle now is the equivalent of Labor Day weekend. The strength of the Sun this time of year pretty much guarantees high temperatures well into the 40s in locations where there is no snow cover. Therefore, as the snow slowly melts, our high temperature potential will slowly increase. The overall pattern is still… Read more Better, Still Below
Mostly a Miss
Although there will be some exceptions in the southwestern portion of the state and near the North Dakota/South Dakota border, the over hyped weekend storm in the end, will produced little or no snowfall for much of the state of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Although we will remain below average, the lack of additional… Read more Mostly a Miss