High temps still not enough to melt all of Fargo's snow

Fargo can't escape the snow, even when it's 100 degrees outside.

If you are looking to celebrate your Christmas in July with a little snow, Mount Fargo (next to the landfill) may be the place to go.
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FARGO — It may be hard to believe with the heat we've had, but there is still snow in North Dakota. It may look like any other pile of dirt, but it's actually the infamous Mount Fargo.

It's more of a hill now, but it is where Fargo Public Works dumps all the snow that covers the streets in the winter. According to their services manager, Paul Fiechtner, Mount Fargo can get big.

“This season we had quite a bit of snow, I think it was piled up over 80 feet, so it was a pretty good-sized pile of snow,” he said.

It does have a little help staying cool in these recently hot days.

“You can see there is quite a bit of dirt and debris there that is mixed in with the snow off of the street, so that probably provides some insulation” he said.


Fargo Public Works believes this heat is going to be beat by the block of ice for quite a while.

“I'm told in heavy years that it is usually mid-August by the time it melts off, so I would say July or August when it finally disappears on us,” Fiechtner said.

Fargo Public Works plans to clean the debris from the area once the snow melts and then prepare for the next mountain to be formed.

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