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Weather Talk: Region has not seen serious heat wave in long, long time

So far this year in Fargo-Moorhead, there have been just four days in which the temperature has reached 80 degrees. May was the sixth consecutive month with below-average temperatures, and the 14th out of the past 18.

So far this year in Fargo-Moorhead, there have been just four days in which the temperature has reached 80 degrees. May was the sixth consecutive month with below-average temperatures, and the 14th out of the past 18.

Last summer, a cool June was followed by near-average temperatures during July and August. But there were no serious heat waves. The hottest temperature recorded all last year was 92 degrees on Sept. 1.

We just have not had any seriously hot weather in a long, long time. The last real scorcher was 99 degrees on July 7, 2007.

One of these days, probably this summer, there will be a heat wave again. And on that day, it will feel like the end of the world has come. But, in fact, our perspective will have been skewed by all the cool weather to which we have grown accustomed.

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