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 degrees, but without snow on the ground, it wasn’t quite cold enough.   Most years we end up with our first negative low of the season after a snowfall toward the end of November or early December and that was certainly the case this year as well.   If you’re curious, Fargo average 48 below zero readings during the cold season.

Daryl Ritchison