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Weather Talk: Recent cold weather not unusual

This past weekend's cold weather was not unusual. Although much colder than average, only a few token weather records were actually broken around the region. That "records are made to be broken" certainly applies to daily weather records as sever...

John Wheeler

This past weekend’s cold weather was not unusual. Although much colder than average, only a few token weather records were actually broken around the region. That “records are made to be broken” certainly applies to daily weather records as several records are reset every year. It’s just the up and down nature of our normally variable climate. Occasionally, however, there is a rogue; an outlier weather record that blows away standard statistical ranges and jumps off the page of the record book. One of these in the Fargo Moorhead record is the extremely cold May of 1907. Sixteen of the 31 mornings of May that year were below freezing, many down in the 20s. Eleven days had high temperatures in the 40s or colder. It snowed measurable snow on four different days. Can you imagine? But it wouldn’t be weather gone wrong. It would just be really rare weather. It happens.  

 

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