Meteorological fall arrives, but summer weather to linger in Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO -- Saturday, Sept. 1, marks the start of meteorological fall, but the Fargo-Moorhead area can expect summer-like weather to linger for a bit. "We have warmer and wetter weather favored for the next two weeks or so. But overall in September,...

FARGO - Saturday, Sept. 1, marks the start of meteorological fall, but the Fargo-Moorhead area can expect summer-like weather to linger for a bit.

"We have warmer and wetter weather favored for the next two weeks or so. But overall in September, we have equal chances of above or below normal (temperatures)," said Brittany Peterson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

She said summer started out warm in June, when temperatures were four degrees above average for the month.

July was pretty average when it came to weather statistics, but Peterson said August had some notable numbers, including a stretch of days from Aug. 8-13 when every single day the high temperatures hit 89 degrees or above.

Also, when it came to days that reached 80 degrees or warmer, August saw 10 more 80-degree days than the average August, Peterson said.

But August had another side, too.

"We had a record low Aug. 2," Peterson said. "It got down to 40 degrees. So, some big swings."