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Weather Talk: 1910 a hot year

It was extraordinarily hot in 1910. The previous winter had been cold and snowy, but the snow melted away quickly in March. The only time in recorded history that it has been 80 degrees in March in Fargo-Moorhead was on March 23, 1910. Then in Ap...

It was extraordinarily hot in 1910.  The previous winter had been cold and snowy, but the snow melted away quickly in March.  The only time in recorded history that it has been 80 degrees in March in Fargo-Moorhead was on March 23, 1910. Then in April, one of the earliest 90 degree days was achieved when it hit 92 on April 23.  The summer was hot and very dry. The temperature reached 90 degrees 13 times during June and another 12 times during July.  August was a bit cooler, with only three days at 90 degrees.  The average number of 90 degree days during an entire year is 13, but in 1910 there had been 29 days of at least 90 degrees by the end of summer. However, there would be one more. On Oct. 17 of that year, well past the peak of fall colors and long after the first frost, the temperature hit 90 degrees one more time.  And that remains the latest 90 degree day in the Fargo-Moorhead record book. 

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