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Weather Talk: Snowy winter warrants comparison to 1996-97

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The winter of 1996-97 has become the benchmark against which all other winters are judged. That winter, 117 inches of snow fell in Fargo- Moorhead, which is nearly 30 inches more than any other season in the record book.

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Since then, there have been a few winters when there was talk about having a similar season, yet they all fell well short. At no point since that snowy winter of 1996-97 have I ever thought a comparison to that year was warranted, until now.

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