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Daryl Ritchison, Published September 16 2012

Weather Talk: Overall trend looking to be cooler-than-average temps

One – that is how many days the high temperature was below 70 degrees this past summer. If you are thinking that would be a record, you would be correct.

This past summer tied 1988 and 1933 for the fewest days with a high temperature below 70 degrees. The summer with the most highs below 70 degrees was in 1958, when 25 such days were recorded, and in that cool summer of 2004 that many will likely remember, 20 such highs were recorded.

The last day with a high in the 60s in Fargo-Moorhead was June 11. Meaning, the cooler weather that has moved into the area today will be the coldest in more than three months. The temperature may stay in the 50s in some areas this afternoon. That has not been recorded locally since May. There will be our typical day-to-day differences and the occasional day with above-average temperatures, but the overall trend will be for cooler-than-average temperatures the rest of the month.


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