Negative Season

If you look back at all 140 years of weather data for Fargo, the average date for the first below zero temperature is November 28. Today, December 6 was the first negative of this winter.  So pretty close to that long-term average date.  Fargo almost dropped below zero on Thanksgiving morning with a low of 2… Read more Negative Season

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

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

Upgraded Stations

The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, usually referenced as NDAWN upgraded three stations in the past couple of weeks.  These stations are near Oakes, Robinson and Hazen North Dakota.  The upgrades to these stations include soil moisture data, something that has become more important during this dry summer.  Plus, those stations will have snow depth… Read more Upgraded Stations

Changes

The tropical Atlantic has been quiet for the past month, but there are disturbances that will probably form into storm shortly if they haven’t already by the time you hear this.  That same change in the Atlantic may be a slight adjustment to the overall pattern over the northern hemisphere that may bring better chances… Read more Changes