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

Coldest So Far

In the past few days, the lowest temperatures measured from an NDAWN, North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, station was -36 degrees at the Alamo, North Dakota station.  The second lowest was -34 at the Fortuna, Portal and Adams stations.  Although there is no denying those temperatures are extremely cold, the lack of a deeper snow… Read more Coldest So Far

The Big Change

Yesterday temperatures reached 60˚ in parts of the NDAWN Mesonet. Today, temperatures are falling with temperatures at 3:30 PM in the single digits and teens in the northwestern part of the Mesonet. High temperatures look to be staying below zero across much of the region over the weekend, with low temperatures as cold as the… Read more The Big Change

Southern Snow

There was a significant blizzard to our south on Sunday into Sunday night.  The storm stretch from Kansas and Nebraska through southern Iowa to Chicago.   Certainly not all areas, but double digit snow totals occurred with the storm as well as wind gusts over 50 miles per hour with even a few locations recorded gusts… Read more Southern Snow