Fargo-Moorhead 2012 Weather in Review: Part 1Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - 2012 is making its mark on the weather records for Fargo, for its heat and dryness.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - 2012 is making its mark on the weather records for Fargo, for its heat and dryness.
WDAY 6 Stormtracker Meteorologist Rob Kupec has a look back at the first 6 months of the year.
January 2012 started off warm and dry, with the warmest January high on record of 55 on the 5th and the month finished as the 4th warmest.
February started frosty with a stretch of days filled with hoar frost which brought a flood of pictures of Mother Nature’s white coating.
The end of the month brought the closest storm we had to a blizzard on the 29th. Fargo had only four inches but that combined with another four a few day before accounted for about 1/3 of the total 27 inches we had last winter. The winter finished as the warmest on record.
The weather turned quickly summer like by mid-March with record high in the 70's on the 17th, 18th and 19th and a low of 51 on March 23rd set a record for the warmest low in March.
The month finished nearly 14 degrees above average and was the warmest March on record and the lack of snow over the winter had farmers worried but some welcome rain arrived in mid-April but so did a round of tornadoes. This pole barn in Wilkin County was the victim of one of several small twister that set down on April 23rd.
Our dry weathered continued into to May but parts of the area got a good soaking on the 27th just as many crops were at a crucial point. And as we closed out the spring numbers, like winter it was the warmest on record in Fargo.
And that warm and dry weather carried into June where the month ended with a rain deficit of nearly an inch and half of rain and farmers began to worry about their crops.