Forecast

Drivers Urged to Be Cautious in Winter Storm

Travelers should plan ahead of time for safety

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the winter storm this weekend, drivers are recommended to be extra cautious when out on the road. There is expected to be increasing traffic throughout the holiday weekend. Travelers should pay attention to weather forecasts and other information. Officials urge people not to put their personal schedules ahead of safety. They say there have been fewer…

Minnesota Places Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018. It comes in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. They also prohibit applications when the temperature or forecast…

Fargo Leaders Say City is Prepared for the Rest of the Flood Season

The updated forecast calls for a lessened chance of a major flood in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The latest flood outlook for the region is out, and the chances for a major flood are down.  The city’s flood protection project is nearing completion. City leaders say they’re prepared for the rest of the flood season. The National Weather Service has issued a revised flood outlook for the 2017 season. The forecast calls for a…

Weather for the Birds!

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff gets a little help during his last weather forecast from his avian intern,  Bella the Umbrella Cockatoo…and it turns into a very funny situation. Take a look: Bella is available for adoption at the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (C.A.A.R.E.) in West Fargo. Categories: Morning – Features, Weather Blog Tags: avian, bird, CAARE, Forecast, funny,…

NASA Updates for the White Stuff

New Weather Technology Helps People See Snow From Space

Snow is something all of us in the Upper Midwest are used to in the winter. But how are researchers using it to help figure out our country’s water supply? “NASA’s Earth Observing Fleet has been at this for a long time,” explains NASA Scientist Dalia Kirschbaum. New ways to measure the winter white stuff are coming, thanks to scientists…

A Warm February Weekend

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at the warm Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017. Categories: Weather Blog Tags: february, Forecast, heat, warm, weather

FAUX-CAST

How to Spot the Fake Forecast

It’s not easy to decipher our local weather into 140 characters. But how can we make sure that the information we get is as accurate as possible? Mobile apps and Social media have become an increasingly popular way to get weather information. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram give us pictures, facts and hearsay from friends and family. But is it the…

The History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is the mid-point between the start of Winter and Spring

Groundhog Day is a day where the Weather Authority can get a day off…kind of. But what does this quasi–holiday or weatherman’s worst nightmare actually mean? Most people think of February 2nd as the day Punxsutawney Phil peeks his head out of a hole in rural Pennsylvania, but what is it really? “Groundhog Day is a cross–quarter day because it…