Old Winters

This is the time of year that the Old Farmer’s Almanac comes out with their winter forecast.  Someone shared their forecast with me earlier this week.  It was an odd forecast mentioning the words numb and shoveling.  A forecast like that can’t be wrong, as the northern plains gets snow and cold weather every year. … Read more Old Winters

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

Briefly Cool

Although a cool day on top for the region, the heat will be quickly moving back into the region.  Yet, this time the heat is somewhat associated with a pattern change.  A trough of low pressure, think of it as a dip in the jetstream will be occurring in the Pacific Northwest forcing some heat… Read more Briefly Cool

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

Variable

As we all know, rain does not fall evenly across the region.  One of my favorite examples of this was a thunderstorm that passed over parts of Fargo Moorhead a few years ago.  My backyard in south Fargo recorded over 3 inches of rain.  That rain then extended into southern Moorhead.  The streets in my… Read more Variable