With the additional rain that fell this past weekend, in combination with several other rain events this month, Dickinson, ND (Airport Location) has now broken the record for the most rainfall for the month of August. So far, 6.27 inches of rain has been recorded at the Theodore Roosevelt Airport surpassing the record of 5.55… Read more Dickinson August Rainfall Record
Month: August 2014
NDAWN: Providing Crucial Weather Data for 25 Years
The year was 1989, North Dakotans were celebrating the centennial anniversary of statehood and at the same time suffering through the worst drought recorded in the state since the 1930s. Precipitation and other weather parameters were in high demand, yet, getting weather data quickly was generally limited to the hourly reports from the Fargo, Grand… Read more NDAWN: Providing Crucial Weather Data for 25 Years
In Search of 70° Lows
Cool weather statistics come to mind much more readily than warm weather facts for the past several months and that has been especially true this summer. In early August you may recall I wrote a blog “Where have all the 90s gone” and since I wrote that, almost no additional 90s have been reported in North… Read more In Search of 70° Lows
The Year without a Summer: 2004
The Summer of 2004 was one of the coolest summers of record in North Dakota and also in much of the rest of the central portion of the United States. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) ranked the Summer of 2004 as the 5th coldest on record for North Dakota as a whole and the… Read more The Year without a Summer: 2004
Streeter Goes Live
The weather station at Streeter has been upgraded. The “Current Data” are now available on the website at http://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/current.html. You can now add a hotlink directly to Streeter on your smartphone or other mobile web device. The phone number is no longer used. The current data are only available online.
The Wednesday Weekly (and month) Weather Review
The past 7 days continued the overall dry pattern the area has been in for the past several weeks. There were certainly pockets of rain, mostly this past weekend, but the most widespread rain fell in South Dakota and Minnesota. Percent of normal rainfall since July 1 has a high percentage North Dakota and northwestern… Read more The Wednesday Weekly (and month) Weather Review
Where Have All the 90s Gone?
High temperatures of 90° or higher have been lacking so far this summer. The National Weather Service in Bismarck released this graphic yesterday with a few tidbits for select cities in central and western North Dakota. Other cities in the state that have recorded at least one 90 degree day are listed below. Fargo… Read more Where Have All the 90s Gone?
Langdon is Live
The Langdon NDAWN station is now on the “Current Weather” webpage at http://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/current.html where you can view a table or map of all available stations. Add a hot link to the home screen of your mobile web device for Langdon to http://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/cur/langdon.html. The Langdon station looks beautiful. A big Thank You to the Langdon REC… Read more Langdon is Live
August 6: Weekly Weather and Crop Review
The past week continued the dry conditions across much of the state with one key exception, southwestern North Dakota where several locations recorded well over 1 inch of rain during the week. Part of that rain fell across south central North Dakota that last week was listed as abnormally dry… Read more August 6: Weekly Weather and Crop Review
July 2014 Recap
July 2014 Weather Summary for North Dakota Precipitation: After an excessively wet June, almost all of North Dakota recorded below average precipitation during the month of July (Figure 1). The only exception was a few locations in the northeastern portion of the state. Using data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), the statewide… Read more July 2014 Recap