This time of year, of course thoughts move to spring and hoping it will be an early one.  That rarely occurs in our climate.  The snow that many areas got Tuesday, although not much of a storm in most locations by our standards, was a reminder that it is still winter.  Our average high doesn’t… Read more Patience

Winter Wheat

The arctic blast from last week’s impact on the hard-red winter wheat crop in the southern plains is still somewhat unknown.  Some think the snow may have offered some protection, which was probably the case for some, but many areas never really recorded that much snow.  A couple of inches just isn’t enough protection and… Read more Winter Wheat

Positive Weather

Many parts of the region went 7 to 10 days with temperatures below zero.  If we use the term at or below zero, meaning we will include a temperature of 0 in the analysis then Fargo and some other locations did get into the top 10 longest such streaks on record.  But it is of… Read more Positive Weather

Texas Cold

What is happening in the southern plains, especially Texas, has been getting a lot of attention, as it should.  It is cold and snow that region rarely experiences, but the key word there was rarely, it is not unprecedented.  Depending on the exact area, similar weather was experienced 1989, 1983 and especially back in 1899. … Read more Texas Cold

Valentine Minimums

The two graphics below are the minimums this morning across the NDAWN Mesonet. Also included are the minimums at the wise roads project stations, some of which are not on the main website yet. still cold but warmer in the coming days and a few days near or above average next weekend. Daryl Ritchison

Frost Depth

NDAWN, the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, not only monitors the weather, but also monitors soil conditions.  The soil temperatures are probably used the most during the spring planting season, but the temperature data is also quite valuable this time of the year.  NDAWN has approximately 50 stations with soil moisture probes that go down… Read more Frost Depth