Windathon Continues

This region gets very used to strong wind from the north or northwest this time of year.  Many farms are situated with trees to the north and west of the house and buildings to protect themselves from that standard wind direction.  Today is an example that you can get a strong south wind in the… Read more Windathon Continues

October Mild

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

Drier

There was some rain in the region yesterday, but overall, yes it will definitely be cooler for the next several days, but more drying opportunities are also expected.  If you missed the rain yesterday, you’ve had several days of dry weather and no big storms are expected on the horizon.  That doesn’t necessarily mean zero,… Read more Drier

Wet Autumn

With the northwest corner of North Dakota being the exception, almost all other locations have already recorded more rain than the average for the entire autumn season.  The autumn season by definition is from September 1 through November 30.  In turn, after a drier than average winter, spring and summer, autumn will be the first… Read more Wet Autumn

Switched

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know one of my favorite sayings is the old English proverb “there is no debt so surely met, as wet to dry and dry to wet”.   There are some portions of the region that have recorded 5 plus inches of rain in the past week… Read more Switched

Perception

Weather statistics can be looked at from many directions.  For example, the recent rains have pushed several North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, or NDAWN, stations to near or even above average for precipitation this summer.  If someone was going to look at just the seasonal totals several years from now, would they think this summer… Read more Perception