6/30/15: A Smokey End

High temperatures yesterday did reach the mid 90s in parts of western North Dakota.  Both Hofflund and Watford City recorded a high of 96° which tied the highest temperature recorded so far in 2015 at any North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) station.   The temperatures in eastern North Dakota were held down because of… Read more 6/30/15: A Smokey End

6/29/14: Downward Trend

The weekend rain was mainly confined to the eastern part of North Dakota into Minnesota.  In typical thunderstorm fashion, amounts varied greatly, but over all, the higher totals were isolated. With that additional weekend rain, rain totals for the month of June are presented below.  Just like the weekend, highly fluctuating totals through the North… Read more 6/29/14: Downward Trend

6/23/15: Northwest Flow

Clear sky for many locations this morning.  Some isolated convection is expected today producing some spotty thunderstorms, but a vast majority of the area will stay dry. What storms do flair will generally be in western North Dakota.  But that same disturbance will also bring a wider threat of rain/thunderstorms on Wednesday.   Another wave… Read more 6/23/15: Northwest Flow

6/22/15: In the Middle

A strong area of low pressure for the middle of June was situated near Sioux Falls, South Dakota this morning moving east.  North of the low is an extended area of that low pressure (inverted trough) near the Red River Valley. Precipitation yesterday into early this morning ranged from zero (or a trace) to around… Read more 6/22/15: In the Middle

6/19/15: More Storms

Some rain and embedded thunderstorms were impacting northern portions of North Dakota early this morning.  That activity is expected to gradually fade away this morning then redevelopment occurring this afternoon into tonight. Rainfall amounts were generally in the 0.25 to 0.75″ range with these storms, although, two reports of around 1.50 inches from within the… Read more 6/19/15: More Storms

6/16/15: Back to Wet

Rain with some embedded thunder will be working across North Dakota, especially south of Highway 2 during the day.  This is the system mentioned last week that that is developing on the downstream trough of a large ridge of high pressure over Alaska. An area of low pressure associated with said trough is currently in… Read more 6/16/15: Back to Wet