Ridges And Troughs

Did late Fall 2016 get traded in for the summer warmth? Many of us are enjoying this ‘tropical heat wave’ we are having, while some are a bit confused. Early November is a time when people drag out last year’s collection of winter clothes and pray that it doesn’t snow before Thanksgiving. Stringing Christmas lights…
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Galileo In A Tube

I love collecting meteorological instruments and my newest addition is a Galileo Thermometer. My initial thought was not only a nerdy thermometer, but also a beautiful piece of decoration! It consists of a sealed glass tube that is filled with water or paraffin oil and several floating glass bubbles varying in color. The bubbles are…
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Rain Or Shine, It’s Election Time

It has been long believed that weather has an effect on American voting patterns. Having a heavy rain event or a Hurricane or blizzard must have an effect on who can make it to the polls, right? Political scientists and campaign managers have worked to determine how a weather event can throw a wrench into…
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Delay Ball!

The baseball season is over leaving numerous fans waiting for February to roll around and pitchers and catchers to report. While a whole state is celebrating the end of the longest championship drought in the history of American sports, one event in the 7th game of the World Series had people unhinged. The rain delay…
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Oh Deer!

Seventy degrees, lots of sunshine and calm winds… not your typical deer hunting weather in the Red River Valley. This past weekend was the deer-hunting opener in North Dakota and Minnesota. While most years hunters bundle up in layers of orange; this year’s hunters opted for orange t-shirts and sunscreen. But, how does this warm…
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