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Weather Talk: Frost focus

The Fargo Moorhead area is still waiting for its first official frost of the season. This is a trend that has been observed over the past several decades. The first frost may happen early or late in any given year, but on average, the first frost...

The Fargo Moorhead area is still waiting for its first official frost of the season.  This is a trend that has been observed over the past several decades.  The first frost may happen early or late in any given year, but on average, the first frost is happening about nine to 10 days later in the fall than a hundred years ago. Based on the current three completed decades, the average first frost date in September 30 meaning we get our first frost in September about half the years and in October about half the years.  The two latest first frosts on record were both relatively recently.  In 2007, the first frost happened on October 22 and in 1994 it was on October 24.  A bit of scattered rooftop frost was observed on this year on September 29 but the official temperature that morning was only 34 degrees. 

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