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John Wheeler, Published August 13 2012

Weather Talk: Chance of August ending up a cooler-than-average month

August has a chance to be the first cooler-than-average month in a long, long time. Almost halfway through, Fargo-Moorhead has been on a distinctly average pace, so one good cool snap could bring the average down.

Weather in Fargo-Moorhead, and across the Great Plains, has been consistently warmer than the long-term average since last September. This past July was the 14th consecutive month with above-average temperatures at Hector International Airport in Fargo. Last December was the third warmest on record, January was the fourth warmest, March was the warmest on record, and July was the second warmest.

All of this has come right after a three-year run in which 27 of the 36 months were colder than average. So taken as a whole, the past four years have been just about average.


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