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…

January Climate Facts


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National Weather Service Says Spring Flooding is Likely in the F-M Area

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50% chance the Red River could hit major flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — Spring flooding throughout the Red River Valley is likely this year. The National Weather Service released their first flooding forecast of the year. “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a major flood, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be above 30 feet,” said KVRR Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak. “Basically, it says there’s a 50 percent…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…

Look Out Below! City Crews Working to Fix Potholes on Fargo Streets

City officials say recent weather patterns are causing potholes to get worse

Drivers in the area may notice more potholes on our roads than usual. The City of Fargo says this is due to the recent freeze-thaw cycles not seen in a typical Fargo January. Recent weather patterns are causing below freezing temperatures at above freezing during the day. Officials say potholes are formed from water seeping into cracks and expanding when…

Warm Weather Closes Fargo Skating Rinks

Fargo Park District has temporarily closed all of their out door rinks due to the weather

The warm winter weather we’re experiencing right now may come as a relief for many, but if ice skating is your hobby, it may come as a disappointment. The Fargo Park District says it’s closing all of its outdoor rinks because of standing water on the ice. The above freezing temperatures are melting ice in the area, creating poor skating…

No Travel Advised on Many North Dakota, Minnesota Roads

Grand Forks says due to the snow conditions, plows will not be out on the roads

You should avoid venturing out tonight if at all possible. A No Travel Advisory has been expanded due to blowing and drifting snow creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions. NORTH DAKOTA ROAD CONDITIONS The No Travel Advisory covers all except the southwest section of North Dakota. It applies to all of the roads highlighted in red and white…

24 Hours After Snowfall…Clean Your Sidewalks

With all the winter weather the past few weeks it's important to remember to clear the walkways

FARGO, N.D. After this weekend’s winter storm, sidewalks are covered in ice and if you’re a homeowner, you could be responsible. In Fargo, it is left to homeowners to clear their sidewalks. You have until 24 hours after a snowfall to clean the sidewalk. Failure to do so could end in a warning or a minimum $75 fine. Snow must…

Roads May be Open; NDDOT, MNDOT Still Urge Caution

Some roads are still covered with ice in areas and travelers are asked to drive with caution in North Dakota and Minnesota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened all major roadways and has lifted the no travel advisories throughout the state but road officials still want you to drive with caution when it comes to venturing out. This includes I-94 between Dickinson and Jamestown. Authorities lifted no travel advisories for the Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks areas. Minot…