The lack of spring weather is setting recordsFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- With the lack of spring-like weather it may not surprise you that we've set some weather related records.
By: Katie Lange, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- With the lack of spring-like weather it may not surprise you that we've set some weather related records.
In fact, an 1881 record of the latest 50 degree spring day was broken this week. And we still haven't reached 50.
For many people it seems the dull-drums of winter have drug on.
Kelsey Arntson- Fargo: "I think it's sacreligious that I have to wear my winter jacket in the middle of April, I don't like it at all."
So, I decided to ask people when they thought we last hit 70 degrees.
Jon Snipe- Fargo: "70 degrees, I'd have to say last summer for sure.”
Arntson: “Probably like August, Septemberish.”
Jacob Toward, Fargo: “Probably October."
John Wheeler- WDAY Meteorologist: "We did have a 70 degree day back on October 2nd, interestingly enough two days after that was our first snowfall on October 4th, melted right away."
While hoping for temperatures in the 70's mid April may seem impracticable, 50 degrees isn't, especially considering we reached it after Thanksgiving.
Wheeler: "We hit 50-degrees back on December 3rd."
As far as precipitation Wheeler says Fargo Moorhead has received 64 inches of snow this winter, while it's been great for sledding hills. The record was set in 1996-1997, with 117 inches of snow.