Weather Talk: Spring 2010 could stay among top 10 warmest
As we started the month of May, the spring season to that point ranked as the second warmest since 1881 in Fargo-Moorhead.
As we started the month of May, the spring season to that point ranked as the second warmest since 1881 in Fargo-Moorhead. But since then, the weather has turned noticeably cooler, with temperatures running about 8 degrees below seasonal averages.
Even with this significant cool period, through May 11, this spring has only fallen one spot, to third place, for spring temperatures.
If by chance the second half of May finishes near average (or above), spring 2010 could easily stay in the top 10 warmest on record.
Of course, only time will tell, but a significant pattern shift appears to be occurring. Warmer weather is expected to move into this area this weekend, and current indications are that temperatures should remain mild for at least one week thereafter.
If current trends for the rest of the month come reasonably close to reality, then our current season would finish about 8 degrees warmer than the consistently cool spring seasons of 2008 or 2009.
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