Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for the Month of December

12/1/2007
First major snow event of the season. Grand Forks had about 6 inches, 7-8 inches in, so travel was impacted and roads were slick. There was not strong wind with this system, so blowing snow was not a problem.
12/2/2007
First major snow event of the season. Grand Forks had about 6 inches, 7-8 inches in, so travel was impacted and roads were slick. There was not strong wind with this system, so blowing snow was not a problem.
12/3
The record high for the date in Grand Forks is 52 set in 1941, and the record low is -21 set in 1985. At Fargo, the record high is 55 set in 1941 and the record low is -33 set in 1886.
12/4/2007
A snow event from an Alberta clipper. Most areas in the heavy snow band saw 6-8 inches, with 8.1in Grand Forks, breaking a record for the date.
12/5/2001
A major winter storm affected the region.
12/6/1939
65 degrees in Fargo, setting an all-time record high for the month.
12/7/2001
Ice storm in the area produced serious travel problems.
12/8
The record high for the date in Grand Forks is 53 set in 1990, and the record low is -26 set in 2007. At Fargo, the record high is 53 set in 1990 and the record low is -21 set in 1972.
12/9
The record high for the date in Grand Forks is 53 set in 1990, and the record low is -26 set in 2007. At Fargo, the record high is 53 set in 1990 and the record low is -21 set in 1972.
12/10
The record high for the date in Grand Forks is 53 set in 1990, and the record low is -26 set in 2007. At Fargo, the record high is 53 set in 1990 and the record low is -21 set in 1972.
12/11/2004
Winter storm produced wind gusts over 50 mph and whiteout conditions in the northern Red River Valley. A man was rescued from Upper Red Lake after he called for help with his cell phone. Warm temperatures to around 40 occurred ahead of the low pressure system.
12/12/2007
Brief blizzard conditions in the northern Red River Valley, with Hallock having a blizzard for a few hours during morning hours since they had more snow the night before.
12/13/2008
Blizzard conditions for the Red River Valley. This was the most severe blizzard since the 1996-1997 winter.
12/14/1927
14.3 inches of snow fell in Fargo, setting the all-time record for the month.
12/15/2003
A strong winter storm affect the region, and a band of 6-8 inches of snow fell from southeast North Dakota into the Fargo/Moorhead area then into Norman county.
12/16/2000
A large winter storm produced blizzard conditions in the Red River Valley and 2-5 inches for the remainder of the region. Wind gusts up to 50 mph were recorded in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.
12/17/1996
Blizzard conditions occurred throughout the Red River Valley with up to 8 inches of snow and 10 foot drifts. An Alberta Clipper moved through the region, resulting in school closures for 2 days. Fargo reported a peak wind gust to 47 mph. There were numerous road closures from this blizzard.
12/18/1998
Blizzard conditions developed in the Red River Valley with high wind speeds and light snow amounts. The Crookston airport recorded a wind gust of 51 mph, and Highway 2 was closed from East Grand Forks to Crookston.
12/19/1999
Blizzard conditions in the northern Red River Valley prompted numerous school closings this day.
12/20/1996
A strong arctic front moved across the region, resulting in strong winds, bitterly cold temperatures and whiteout conditions in northeast North Dakota. This cold air would remain for a week and temperatures would not warm above zero until December 28.
12/21/2008
Extreme cold with wind chills from 40 to 50 below developed behind a departing winter storm.
12/22
The record high for the date in Grand Forks is 40 set in 1991, and the record low is -30 set in 1945. At Fargo, the record high is 43 set in 1899 and the record low is -28 set in 1884. The record snowfall for the day in Fargo is 3.7 inches set in 1964.
12/23/2009
A major winter storm/blizzard produced 1-2 feet of snow across the region with locally higher amounts. This crippled the region during the Christmas holiday, and traffic came to a standstill.
12/24/2009
A major winter storm/blizzard produced 1-2 feet of snow across the region with locally higher amounts. This crippled the region during the Christmas holiday, and traffic came to a standstill.
12/25/2009
A major winter storm/blizzard produced 1-2 feet of snow across the region with locally higher amounts. This crippled the region during the Christmas holiday, and traffic came to a standstill.
12/26/2009
A major winter storm/blizzard produced 1-2 feet of snow across the region with locally higher amounts. This crippled the region during the Christmas holiday, and traffic came to a standstill.
12/27/2000
A major winter storm affected the region, with up to 8.5 inches of snow recorded in Park Rapids, MN. The heaviest snow fell along a Devils Lake to Park Rapids line. Several flights were cancelled or delayed in Fargo and Grand Forks.
12/28
The record high for the date in Grand Forks is 42 set in 1979, and the record low is -22 set in 1988. At Fargo, the record high is 50 set in 1898 and the record low is -30 set in 1924. The record snowfall for the day in Fargo is 8.0 inches set in 2000.
12/29/1987
The mercury dipped to -36 degrees in Fargo, setting the all-time coldest temperature for December.
12/30/2008
More heavy snow for the south valley, Fargo has 8.8 inches, a daily record and breaks the all-time snowiest month for any month, and 3rd for wettest December.
12/31/1996
Strong southerly winds created ground blizzard conditions in the southern Red River Valley. Winds gusted to 52 mph in Fargo. Interstate 29 was closed from Hillsboro to the South Dakota border.

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