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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published October 03 2013

Weather Talk: F-M recorded 1.4 inches of snow a year ago today

A year ago today the area received a very early accumulating snow. Fargo-Moorhead recorded 1.4 inches of snow that mostly melted by the end of the day. That was the third-earliest 1-inch snow event in Fargo on record.

The more significant snow from that event a year ago fell to the north of Fargo-Moorhead. Grand Forks ended up with 3.5 inches, but you did not have to travel too far north of the Grand Cities before snow amounts turned heavy. As much as 15 inches was recorded in parts northwestern Minnesota.

With the leaves on the trees, the heavy, wet snow snapped branches, which in many instances fell on power lines. Widespread power outages resulted, with some locations enduring without power for several days.

So, here we are one year later with a significant storm moving in an almost identical path. During the next 36 hours, parts of this area may be within just a few degrees of experiencing déjà vu.


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