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Weather Talk: Coverage of weather events has increased over the years

Last week, as I was updating the almanac for this very page, I was reminded of the latest frost of record in Fargo-Moorhead. On June 20, 1969, the temperature dipped to 30 degrees in Fargo and Grand Forks. That was the coldest temperature that da...

Last week, as I was updating the almanac for this very page, I was reminded of the latest frost of record in Fargo-Moorhead.

On June 20, 1969, the temperature dipped to 30 degrees in Fargo and Grand Forks. That was the coldest temperature that day in the lower 48. Freezing temperatures were also reported at many other stations in North Dakota and Minnesota.

I dug up The Forum from June 21, 1969, to see what was written about the record event. There was just a quick line about gardeners not being happy, along with the almanac. It was an excellent example of how reporting on weather events has greatly increased over the past 40 years. Weather, now more than ever, is often the top story.

I will leave it up to you to decide if more coverage of the weather is a good or bad idea.

Have a weather question you'd like answered? E-mail weather@wday.com , or write to WDAY Stormtracker, WDAY-TV, Box 2466, Fargo, ND 58108

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