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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published September 28 2013

Weather Talk: Snow in October isn’t a rarity in Fargo-Moorhead

Snow in September in Fargo-Moorhead is rare. Snow in October is not. Although heavy snow, blizzards and continuous snow cover are unusual, the month of October does carry an average snowfall of 0.7 inches.

Last year, there were three little snowfalls during October for a total of 3.6 inches. The first measurable snow of 1.4 inches fell on Oct. 4. And this was in an autumn that brought very little snow at all. (Last winter did not turn particularly snowy until late January.)

The current seven-day forecast has no chance of snow. Since mid-August, we have been in an above-average temperature pattern.

But these things are susceptible to change. It is quite likely that at some point in the next few weeks, the weather will switch to cold and snow will fall. This will likely happen in October but if it doesn’t, it will almost surely happen in November.

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