A lot of people are starting to get spring fever. It's been a long winter, and it doesn't seem like there is an end in sight.
Most of the nation has been suffering through this cold winter right along with us. It's the coldest winter Chicago has seen in the last 30 years. And Atlanta has been paralyzed by two massive ice storms so far.
Many people are getting sick of the cold.
"It's too cold. I'm originally not from here, so I'm getting used to it," says Timothy Dodson.
"Well, it's the second year I've been in Bismarck, and this is the worst I've seen it. I'm originally from New York City. It gets cold, but not like this!" says Gregory Speller.
But while other areas of the country are experiencing a record-setting winter, North Dakota isn't ending up in any record books.
"It has been a rather cold winter. So far this month, our temperatures have averaged about six degrees colder than average in Bismarck. But overall, it hasn't been that bad," says KFYR meteorologist Henry Blakes.
The state hasn't seen much snow this year. At 25.2 inches, we're about a foot below normal.
But temperatures regularly dipped below freezing. And when relief came, it was often short-lived.
"I'm sure a lot of viewers are getting tired of the cold weather, because we've only had a few days of temperatures above freezing," says Blakes. "And once that happens, 24 hours later, we're back below freezing, and everything that's melted has refrozen. So, yes, I could see why people are a little eager for spring to get here. "
Blakes says the winter feels long, because of the prolonged cold spell. In reality, it hasn't been a terrible winter, but it's been rather active and cold off and on.
Saturday could be one of coldest high temps for March since 2003. High temperature predictions are as low as 2 below zero.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
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The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
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The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
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Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
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NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.