Cloudier

During the core of winter, January and February, you often get a lot of sunny days associated with polar or Arctic high-pressure systems overhead or nearby.  Once you get into March and April, you tend to have more cloudy days again as the storm track shifts farther north, or this region will be nearby to… Read more Cloudier

Freeze Depth

With all the wind events this winter, the snow has been moved and shifted several times.  Many of you may be aware that the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network has soil temperatures probes situated around the region.  In turn, you can get an idea of the freeze depth.  Because of this shifting of snow, there… Read more Freeze Depth

Windathon Continues

This region gets very used to strong wind from the north or northwest this time of year.  Many farms are situated with trees to the north and west of the house and buildings to protect themselves from that standard wind direction.  Today is an example that you can get a strong south wind in the… Read more Windathon Continues

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

October Mild

If you thought October was a mild month, you would definitely be correct.  Although, it did not finish in the Top 10, it was the 12th warmest October on record in Fargo.  In Grand Forks it ranked as the 10th and in Bismarck, the 9th warmest on record.   Normally, warm October make for great harvest… Read more October Mild

Drier

There was some rain in the region yesterday, but overall, yes it will definitely be cooler for the next several days, but more drying opportunities are also expected.  If you missed the rain yesterday, you’ve had several days of dry weather and no big storms are expected on the horizon.  That doesn’t necessarily mean zero,… Read more Drier

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