The Unusual Spring...Interesting Facts (updated April 26th)

 

Fargo and Grand Forks both surpassed the 50, and the 60 degree mark on April 26th.  This is the latest 50 degree day at Fargo and Grand Forks.  This ties the latest 60 degree day at Fargo, and is the second latest 60 degree day at Grand Forks.  (see the tables below)

Latest First 50 Day at Fargo

     Year

Date

     2013

April 26

     1881

April 17

     1979

April 16

     1950

April 15

     1989

April 13

     1923

April 12

     1965

April 12

     1982

April 12

     1888

April 10

     1916

April 10

     1956

April 10

Latest First 60 Day at Fargo

     Year

Date

     2013

April 26

     1947

April 26

     1904

April 26

     1975

April 25

     1894

April 23

     1965

April 22

     1884

April 22

     1881

April 22

     1983

April 21

     1953

April 21

The earliest 50F degree in day in Fargo was in 2012 on January 5th.   The earliest 60F degree day in Fargo in 1958 on February 25th.

Latest First 50 Day at Grand Forks UND/NWS station

Year

Date

2013

April 26

1904

April 21

1923

April 17

1948

April 17

1989

April 17

1962

April 16

1950

April 15

1956

April 13

1989

April 13

1965&1969

April 12

1982

April 12

Latest First 60 Day at Grand Forks UND/NWS station

Year

Date

1965

April 27

2013

April 26

1904

April 26

1947

April 25

1978

April 25

1896

April 22

1907

April 21

1935

April 21

1957

April 21

1953

April 20

1956

April 20

1983

April 20

The earliest 50F degree day at the Grand Forks UND/NWS station was in 2012 on March 11th.  The earliest 60F degree day at the Grand Forks UND/NWS station was in 2000 on February 22nd.

...APRIL 2013 IS SNOWIEST MONTH OF THE WINTER SEASON IN FARGO...
...Updated April 24th...

AS OF APRIL 24TH...APRIL 2013 REMAINS THE SNOWIEST MONTH OF THE
2012-13 WINTER SEASON FOR THE FARGO-MOORHEAD AREA. IT IS UNUSUAL
FOR APRIL TO BE THE SNOWIEST MONTH OF THE WINTER SEASON IN THE RED
RIVER VALLEY. DURING AN AVERAGE WINTER...JANUARY IS TYPICALLY THE
SNOWIEST MONTH.

THE FOLLOWING VALUES ARE THE PROVISIONAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR
THE FARGO-MOORHEAD AREA DURING THE 2012-13 WINTER SEASON. THESE
TOTALS WILL BE CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER AT A
FUTURE DATE.

MONTH                       MONTHLY SNOWFALL

OCTOBER 2012                3.6 INCHES
NOVEMBER 2012               4.8 INCHES
DECEMBER 2012               5.1 INCHES
JANUARY 2013                9.2 INCHES
FEBRUARY 2013               14.4 INCHES
MARCH 2013                  14.6 INCHES
APRIL 2013                  16.4 INCHES...AS OF APRIL 17TH

APRIL 2013 IS CURRENTLY RANKED AS THE FOURTH SNOWIEST APRIL OF ALL
TIME FOR THE FARGO-MOORHEAD AREA. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT APRIL 2013 MAY
STILL RISE IN THESE RANKINGS AS ALMOST TWO WEEKS STILL REMAIN IN THE
MONTH.

TOP 5 SNOWIEST APRILS IN THE FARGO-MOORHEAD AREA

MONTH                   SNOWFALL TOTAL

APRIL 1904              17.4 INCHES
APRIL 2008              16.9 INCHES
APRIL 1937              16.8 INCHES
APRIL 2013              16.4 INCHES...AS OF APRIL 18TH AND COUNTING
APRIL 1970              12.8 INCHES
APRIL 1950              12.4 INCHES

 



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