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Weather Talk: Today is anniversary of Fargo's earliest snowfall

On this date in 1912, it snowed in Fargo-Moorhead. The summer of 1912 had been hot and very dry, and the heat wave had continued into the early part of September. Three of the first eight days in September were in the 90s. Then it began to rain Sept.

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On this date in 1912, it snowed in Fargo-Moorhead.

The summer of 1912 had been hot and very dry, and the heat wave had continued into the early part of September. Three of the first eight days in September were in the 90s. Then it began to rain Sept. 12. It rained 12 of the next 14 days. During this time, the weather turned remarkably cool. Daily high temperatures dropped into the 50s starting Sept. 14. There was a light frost on Sept. 16.

On Sept. 24-25, a steady rain accumulated to more than one inch with the temperature hovering around 40 degrees. Then late on Sept. 25, the cold rain turned to snow, accumulating two inches on the ground during the night. It remains the earliest measurable snow in Fargo-Moorhead recorded history.

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