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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published May 11 2012

Weather Talk: Many would find very hot summer uncomfortable

The mild winter and early onset of spring weather this year has left many of us with a false sense of security regarding warm temperatures.

Fargo-Moorhead recorded its first 50-degree day of 2012 on Jan. 5, a month and a half ahead of average. At 55 degrees, that day also set the record for the warmest January day on record.

Then in March, F-M recorded its earliest 70-degree day on March 16. There were six days in the 70s during March this year, also a record. But April weather was not so extreme. There were only five 70-degree days during April.

The weather in April and early May has still been above average, just not so freakishly so as it had been during March.

Hopefully, the trend toward closer-to-average temperatures will continue as the calendar turns to summer. Our region has experienced so many cool and rainy summers the past few years that a sudden jump to a very hot summer would be uncomfortable to many of us so used to cool summer weather.


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