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WEATHERTALK

For the first time, we will see galaxies that formed shortly after the beginning of time
Fortunately, there is nothing in the annals of Northern Plains weather that connects an early snow, an early cold snap or even a relatively long period of wintry October weather to a hard winter.
It's the ground accumulation that actually counts, according to John Wheeler.
Recent slushy rounds of precipitation have highlighted the problem.

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Both Fargo-Moorhead and the Grand Forks area have history of Octobers with five or six days below freezing.
When we are lucky enough to get a sunny day this late in the year, the sun is very low in the southern sky, creating almost a kind of midday twilight.
Most years, weather that feels and looks like winter starts sometime during November.
The space surrounding Earth is getting too full of rocket garbage, things like abandoned rocket stages and old satellites.
The average date of the final 70-degree temperature of the year is Oct. 17 for Fargo and Oct. 14 for Grand Forks.
As a young person with a budding interest in Earth sciences, I wondered about what life would have been like in these different geological times, and how erratic it might have been during the transitions.

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The year-by-year history of Oct. 2 reveals a wide variety of weather.
Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at the month's weather compared to the 30-year average.
The primary reason for this is the temperature gradient across the Northern Hemisphere.

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