The Winter Solstice

Today marks the Winter Solstice.  At 10:49 PM CST the sun will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn which is approximately 23.5° south of the equator.  That means the sun angle in North Dakota will vary from from 20.5° above the horizon at solar noon today to just 17.5° along the Canadian border.  It… Read more The Winter Solstice

12/21/15: Northern Snow

A small but intense area of low pressure is expected to move across North Dakota on Tuesday.  This should bring several inches of snow across portions of northern North Dakota into northwestern Minnesota.  The low pressure center that will impact this area is currently in the Pacific northwest and will move across the Rocky Mountains today… Read more 12/21/15: Northern Snow

12/15/15: Snow

Snow is still expected across much of North Dakota later today into Wednesday.  The heaviest amounts will be in the eastern portion of the state.  Amounts look to be mostly in the three to six range with the typical localized exceptions on either side of those totals.  Most locations in eastern North Dakota will record… Read more 12/15/15: Snow

November 2015 Summary

Precipitation: November 2015 was a dry month in central and western North Dakota with some locations recording less than 5 percent of normal precipitation (Figure 1). In eastern North Dakota a couple of rain systems, one on November 6 and the other on November 15-16 pushed rain totals above average for parts of the central… Read more November 2015 Summary