With the downturn of temperatures in the past week, a common question asked to me is will the area record another temperature of X? X is usually a 90-, 80- or 70-degree reading depending on who is asking the question.
A year ago today the area received a very early accumulating snow. Fargo-Moorhead recorded 1.4 inches of snow that mostly melted by the end of the day. That was the third-earliest 1-inch snow event in Fargo on record.
With each passing autumn day, the odds of recording any more severe weather drops. Although severe weather has been observed in this area as late as early November, strong thunderstorms tend to be uncommon after September.
If you upgraded your iPhone or iPad to the new operating system last week, you realize that “flat” graphical design is now the latest trend. There will be another element of our lives that becomes flat in the coming weeks, and that will be the sky.
The rainfall that produced terrible flooding in Colorado one week ago falls into the category known among climatologists as a “black swan event.” It was a rainstorm so unusual that it is impossible to compare to any recorded storm in the area.
According to data compiled by the National Climatic Data Center, the summer of 2013 was the 54th-driest on record for the state of North Dakota and the 32nd-driest on record for the state of Minnesota.
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