We've had some crazy 4th of July weather over the years; here's a look at the record books
We have had a wide range of temperatures on Independence Day, ranging from the upper 90s to the mid 30s. Some years were also a lot wetter than others.
FARGO — The 4th of July is the definition of an outdoor holiday. People spend it outside enjoying the pool, lakes, parks and more with friends and family. At night, of course, there are great fireworks to watch in the distance. Over the years, we have seen various weather on this holiday. This day has brought a wide range of temperatures and some years with quite a bit of precipitation.
In 1989 Fargo and Grand Forks both saw the same record highs for this day. While we have never hit triple digits, we got close at 97°F. Lakes country is right behind them in record heat at 95°F, but this occurred in 1949.
In terms of the coldest Independence Day, we have seen temperatures reach as low as the mid 30s. People woke up in 1972 to a 35°F low that day, warming up to 69° later that day.
Some days were wetter than others. Quite recently in fact, Detroit Lakes experienced a very wet morning with a cluster of storms. In 2010 they recorded 4.00" of rainfall as those storms moved through Lakes Country. These storms only hit a small area, as just to the West, Fargo only recieved 0.24" of rain that same day.
For this 4th of July, we won't be looking at any records being broken. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s this weekend into Monday. The 4th itself will be partly to mostly cloudy with chances of scattered thundershowers later in the afternoon.