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Weather Talk: Unusually warm first week of October breaks record

October 10, 2011 in INFORUM

The first week of October was the warmest on record.
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Weather Talk: Temperature anomaly means winter’s coming

October 9, 2011 in INFORUM

Last week’s unusually warm temperatures were, in a way, a sign of the approaching winter. South winds blew air from Texas northward into North Dakota and Minnesota last week and caused a string of very mild days and exceptionally mild overnight low temperatures. Continue Reading

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Weather Talk: Current dry weather isn’t enough to avert flooding

October 8, 2011 in INFORUM

Do not be fooled by the brown lawns or the cracks in the soil. Continue Reading

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Weather Talk: In 1985, F-M region had major early snowstorm

October 7, 2011 in INFORUM

The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast rain turning to snow for this weekend. Hmmm. Not quite. However, the weather today is at least cooling down a little from the past week. All of us know that October weather in Fargo-Moorhead is more often much cooler. Continue Reading

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Weather Talk: Enjoy this last hurrah before winter returns

October 6, 2011 in INFORUM

With our very warm first week of October coming to an end, it is likely safe to say that it will be sometime next spring or early summer before we get temperatures as warm as those we have been enjoying.
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Weather Talk: Wind typically blows in gusts rather than at a steady pace

October 5, 2011 in INFORUM

When you see a report that the wind speed at the airport is, for example, 15 mph, it would be unusual for the wind speed to actually be steady at that speed.
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Weather Talk: Record for 80-degree days within our sights this week

October 4, 2011 in INFORUM

The warm weather this week has prompted some to ask me if temperatures in the 80s are unusual for this time of year. Continue Reading

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Record highs decrease as we leave summer behind

October 3, 2011 in INFORUM

In terms of record highs, the 90-degree reading from last Wednesday was low-hanging fruit.
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Weather Talk: Average September temp lower than we would’ve guessed

October 2, 2011 in INFORUM

Preliminary numbers indicate that the average temperature in September was 60 degrees, which is about 1 degree above the current 30-year average. Continue Reading

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Weather Talk: This fall has appearance of historically dry season

October 1, 2011 in INFORUM

As September started, Fargo-Moorhead had already received 22.16 inches of rain and melted snow since the beginning of the year. Continue Reading