The “Ducking”. The Perils of being a Weather Observer

H.W. Grasse, was the Moorhead Weather Observer, working for the United States Weather Bureau for many years in the early part of the 1900s.  One of his responsibilities besides making weather observations was to take river level samples and in the winter ice thickness readings.  These measurements were taken at the bridge connecting Front Street in… Read more The “Ducking”. The Perils of being a Weather Observer

A Snowy June Day

During meteorological summer, there is only one report of snow in Fargo Moorhead.  On June 4, 1935 the observer in Moorhead wrote this in his notes that day: A warning of light to heavy frost tonight if the sky clear was received this morning at 8:59 a.m. The warming was distributed by mail, radio, telephone… Read more A Snowy June Day