Independence Heat Missing

I’ve always enjoyed looking and finding odd weather statistics.  One stat that I mention frequently is the record high in Fargo on July 4 is 97 degrees set in 1989.  Previous to that, the record was 95 degrees set way back in 1948.  Back in 2017 we did tie that 95-degree mark, but historically, recording a high at or above 90 on Independence Day has only occurred 12 times out of a span of 140 years.  Plus, it has not hit 100° or higher on Independence Day since records started in 1881. This stretch of 90s will be hard on crops, but it will make the lakes a very busy place this weekend.

Daryl Ritchison