Weather in Fargo colder than…Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Here in Fargo-Moorhead, most of us are used to below-zero temperatures for days on end.
By: Becky Parker, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Here in Fargo-Moorhead, most of us are used to below-zero temperatures for days on end.
So, to remind you what below-zero really means, we have some surprising facts, to put that cold into perspective.
It is really cold out here. Many of us here in Fargo aren't surprised, considering it is January.
But it may surprise some people to hear just how cold we are compared with other very cold places.
Though we see it nearly every winter, this kind of cold can still shock the system.
Eric Chrismon, First Fargo-Moorhead Winter: "Fargo is colder than anywhere I've ever been in my life and anywhere that I hope to be."
Megan Buchholz, Student: "Fargo is colder than the Antarctic."
Well, that might be stretching it.
But there are some very cold things that are still warmer than Fargo-Moorhead on a day with highs in the negative numbers.
Try the inside of a deep freezer.
They are kept at a crisp zero degrees for maximum food preservation, but still warmer than the outside temperature.
Ever been to the North Pole?
Well, today you can pretend you're already there. Despite the distance, our temperatures are very much the same.
It's colder than the temperature that salt brine stops working. The solution that keeps roads clear of ice works until temperatures hit negative 12.
Sheri Fercho, Fargo Resident: "In a way, it's pretty. The cold is a little bit brisk, but I think North Dakotans are used to that."
Many of us are used to it, and it could be worse. The record low for today is negative 36 degrees.