John Wheeler, Grand Forks Herald

John Wheeler

Grand Forks Herald

Fargo, ND, United States

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Recent articles by John:

John Wheeler: English storms can be quite severe

England's worst storm on record may well have been the Great Storm of 1703. → Read More

John Wheeler: Sometimes, it gets warmer at night or colder during the day

These are the wintertime occurrences of non-standard diurnal temperatures. → Read More

A cold start to December

StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at a cold weather pattern developing → Read More

John Wheeler: If you crave sunshine, go southwest

Most of the sunniest locations in the United States are in the Southwest. → Read More

John Wheeler: How it can snow 80 inches in one storm

Lake-effect snow happens when cold air blows across a long fetch of open water that is much warmer. → Read More

John Wheeler: Even in good weather, winter driving can be challenging

Road frost can be as dangerous as a coating of freezing drizzle. → Read More

John Wheeler: It's the weaker storms that are the most dangerous

Snow-related car accidents are most common when it snows only a little. → Read More

John Wheeler: How can snow melt when it's freezing?

Snow often melts away from the sidewalks, streets, and roads in weather that is significantly colder than the melting point of water. → Read More

John Wheeler: Wind chill is back, whatever it is

Wind makes cold weather worse, but in a way that is actually kind of complicated. → Read More

Drying out and not as cold

StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at the early winter weather pattern. → Read More

BLUSTERY: Gusty wind will bring more winter weather trouble

Multiple days of windy weather will cause drifting snow, icy roads and subzero wind chills. → Read More

John Wheeler: Sunday night's snow was mostly air.

Fargo got 3 inches of snow from just 0.14 inches of water, for a ratio of greater than 20 to one, or about 95% air. → Read More

John Wheeler: North or south, it's a matter of taste

Some of the backyard birds we see during winter are actually migratory birds that have flown south to the our area for the winter. → Read More

Snow reports from Monday, November 14

Light, fluffy snow accumulated up to 3" across the region Sunday night and Monday. → Read More

John Wheeler: Bismarck snow is almost a record

But the near-record is mostly a feature of timing and location → Read More

John Wheeler: Thursday's storm came with all kinds of winter precipitation

The variety was caused by the presence of a layer of air warmer than 32 degrees. → Read More

Snow report from November 10 storm

FARGO — The first big storm of the winter delivered its heaviest snowfall to the area in and around Bismarck with many snow reports in the 18-24" range. Bismarck's official total from the National Weather Service is 17.3". Snow totals of a foot or more were reported throughout central and southwest into northeast North Dakota. Much of southeastern North Dakota got much less snow, but there were… → Read More

John Wheeler: Snow is beautiful

Catch a flake of snow on a dark glove or sleeve and examine it closely. Look at its shape. → Read More

John Wheeler: In cold weather, wind can be a pain

Hypothermia is a lot more likely in windy weather. → Read More

Weather Gallery November 9

Scenes from around the region reflecting just how incredible the weather can be in this area. → Read More