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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published January 09 2014

Weather Talk: Temperature two years ago today was balmy 51

Do you remember what you were doing two years ago today? My guess is that at some point you were outside enjoying another beautiful day. Jan. 10, 2012, was the second straight day with a high temperature of 51 degrees.

A few days before that, on Jan. 5, the high reached 55 degrees, which broke the record for the warmest temperature recorded in Fargo-Moorhead during the month of January. The previous record was set back on Jan. 20, 1908, when the high was 54 degrees.

After this date in 2012, the next 50-degree day was not observed in Fargo-Moorhead until March. But the first half of January 2012, was the warmest on record, and that month finished as the fourth-warmest January since records started in 1881.

This month, of course, has started out completely different than that mild January of two years ago, but this month has been similar to numerous other beginnings of a new year, and nowhere near setting any records.


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