3/30/15: This Week

A weak disturbance is passing through northern North Dakota and northern Minnesota today.  A large area of cloudiness is associated with this feature with some light rain showers.  This will continue to move to the southeast and be out of all of North Dakota during the early part of the afternoon.  Otherwise, expecting a mostly… Read more 3/30/15: This Week

The Winter of 2014-2015

The winter of 2014-2015 started on December 1, 2014 and ended on February 28, 2015.  Average air temperatures over that period ranged from 7° to 22° in North Dakota via data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN). That would place much of the state reasonably close to the current 30-year average winter temperature.… Read more The Winter of 2014-2015

3/24/15: Snow Update

Low pressure is currently centered in southwestern North Dakota and is progged to move to the northeast today. That low is expected to be in northwestern Minnesota early Wednesday morning with snow on the back side of the low pressure center.  That low should continue to work into Ontario tomorrow leaving much of the day… Read more 3/24/15: Snow Update

The Perfect Setup: March 15, 2015 Record Maximums

Sunday, March 15, 2015 was a remarkable day temperature-wise especially in portions of southern and eastern North Dakota.  The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) stations maximum temperatures on March 15 are presented below.   The warmest temperature recorded that day across the mesonet was in Hettinger with a high of 78°.  Although still mild… Read more The Perfect Setup: March 15, 2015 Record Maximums

3/13/15: Two Fronts

A cold front has now pushed south across most of North Dakota.  Behind the front the air mass is not exceptionally cold, but certainly colder than it has been much of this week.   Plus behind the front has been some stubborn stratocumulus clouds that has also hindered any temperature raise during the day so… Read more 3/13/15: Two Fronts