May 2022

May finished very close to average for temperatures.  That may surprise you, but I often remind people that we live in a cold climate and it takes some serious cold to get too far below the normal.  Plus, of course, the new 30-year averages that came out last year include quite a few cold springs… Read more May 2022

More Rain

Although there was some precipitation yesterday, this week looks like the best week to finally get some planting done, or for some of you, even finishing planting.  The one main precipitation maker this week should slide off across southeastern South Dakota, yes, South Dakota into southern Minnesota.  This will leave North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota… Read more More Rain

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

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