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June 9, 2016
Weather Talk: 'Meteorology' confusing when applied to weather
The structure of the word “meteorology” is confusing in the modern world. Meteorologists study weather, not meteors. Astronomers do that. Weather is composed of stuff happening in the atmosphere, and it is meteorologists who study all this stuff. The word “meteor” is descended...
June 9, 2016 - 1:16am
June 8, 2016
Weather Talk: 90-degree days in June relatively rare in region
Our first heat wave of the summer is upon us. Weather in the 90s is considered typical summer weather in many parts of the country. And while it happens virtually every summer around here, it is rare enough to be considered extreme by many people. The average number of 90-degree...
June 8, 2016 - 12:15am
May 27, 2016
Weather Talk: Region likely headed for significantly dry summer
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a few rounds of showers and thundershowers that have delivered scattered areas of pretty good rains. But our region remains a little dry overall. Even the areas that have gotten heavier rainfalls are not exactly overtly wet, in part...
May 27, 2016 - 1:08am
May 26, 2016
Weather Talk: Optical phenomena just light that has been bent
Rainbows, halos, sun dogs, light pillars and other so-called optical illusions are just that. They are illusions. They are not actually there. You can never get to the end of the rainbow. You cannot see light pillars from an airplane. You cannot see a sun dog from the other side....
May 26, 2016 - 1:11am
May 25, 2016
Weather Talk: Microbursts can produce wind gusts over 100 mph
“It must have been a tornado” is a phrase often exclaimed as people first inspect severe storm wind damage. Then, if the meteorological storm survey concludes that it was, in fact, not a tornado that caused this damage, there will still be people who will firmly believe “it...
May 25, 2016 - 1:33am
May 24, 2016
Weather Talk: This time last year, May rainfall was 5-plus inches
One year ago today, Fargo’s official rainfall total for the month of May was already up to 5.82 inches. On May 25, an additional shower would leave another 0.32 inches. Then another 1.71 inches would fall on May 28-29 for a May total of 7.85 inches, the highest May rainfall total...
May 24, 2016 - 1:50am
May 21, 2016
Weather Talk: We're fickle about what weather pleases us
Weather is not at all like food. If we like lasagna, we like lasagna. But we are much more fickle when it comes to what sort of weather pleases us. Some of this is likely due to varying expectations in different times of the year. Back in February, when we had a stretch of days with...
May 21, 2016 - 1:44am
May 20, 2016
Weather Talk: Humid weather isn't common in our region in spring
Humid weather is relatively rare in our region in spring but is increasingly common through the summer. When the wind blows from the south across the Great Plains as it is doing this week, there is a huge transport of air northward from land closer to the Gulf of Mexico. This is...
May 20, 2016 - 1:39am
May 19, 2016
Weather Talk: Night sky offering views of 2 spectacular planets
Spring offers a pleasant opportunity to enjoy viewing the night sky without freezing and also without mosquitoes. This May, the sky is offering views of two spectacular planets that are easy to see without having to stay up too late. As soon as it is dark, the brightest object in...
May 19, 2016 - 1:43am
May 18, 2016
Weather Talk: May weather in region is variable year to year
May weather, here in the Northern Plains, is highly variable year to year. It was chilly last weekend but not unusually so. The low temperature Saturday morning of 29 degrees missed the record low by 9 degrees. Actually, the average temperature over the past week has been warmer...
May 18, 2016 - 1:18am
May 17, 2016
Weather Talk: Just how much did it snow last winter?
Assuming there is no more snow this spring, we can probably review the snowfall for the winter of 2015-16. It was not a very snowy winter.
May 17, 2016 - 7:20pm
Weather Talk: May 1907 one of those rare weather happenings
This past weekend’s cold weather was not unusual. Although much colder than average, only a few token weather records were actually broken around the region. That “records are made to be broken” certainly applies to daily weather records as several records are reset every year....
May 17, 2016 - 1:16am
May 14, 2016
Weather Talk:Our region has seen no severe storms this spring
Spring is almost over and there has been absolutely no severe thunderstorm activity across eastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota. Although it is not unusual for our region to get some severe storms in April or early May, the big storms usually start happening later in May,...
May 14, 2016 - 1:40am
May 13, 2016
Weather Talk: Storm cells that appear to be headed your way aren't
Many, many times during the course of the thunderstorm season, we get questions about why at a particular location, the storm cells that appear to be heading right at said location usually just miss. What it usually is, is nothing at all. Instead, it is the visual property of parallax....
May 13, 2016 - 1:36am
May 11, 2016
Weather Talk: Drought of decade or more could recur in our lifetime
The climate throughout most of the Red River Valley region has been consistently wetter than the long-term average since 1993. This leads many people to think of any little dry spell as a drought Our dry winter and spring was hardly a drought because there were few ill-effects. The...
May 11, 2016 - 1:42am