The Northern Plains have experienced several strong wind events over the past two weeks, including yesterday for some parts of the area. All of these high wind situations were triggered by what is often called an Alberta Clipper. A fast-moving low pressure that tends to originate in the prairie provinces of Canada and then move… Read more Windathon
Month: November 2021
NDAWN Snow Depth
NDAWN, the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network started testing snow depth sensors at some of their stations last winter. Although not all installed yet, NDAWN should have 19 stations with snow depth sensors before real winter hits the area. These snow depth sensors measure snow depth by using sound waves. In that way it can… Read more NDAWN Snow Depth
I have been asked several times if the warm temperatures are done for the season. Such questions are always difficult because what does warm mean this time of year? To me, any day above 50 degrees is mild and pleasant during the month of November and once we get to December through February any day… Read more Permanent Cold?
If you thought October was a mild month, you would definitely be correct. Although, it did not finish in the Top 10, it was the 12th warmest October on record in Fargo. In Grand Forks it ranked as the 10th and in Bismarck, the 9th warmest on record. Normally, warm October make for great harvest… Read more October Mild
You may have missed them, but there were a few snow flakes in the air on Halloween afternoon in Fargo. So yes, technically that was a trace of snow for the month of October, but yet, it was the first October since 2016 that no measurable snow was recorded in Fargo. That statistic is also… Read more Halloween Flake