2/6/15: Northern Clippers

Northeastern North Dakota got clipped by a touch of light snow overnight and that area in turn has some scattered snow on the roads.

8:30 AM Road Reports
8:30 AM Road Reports

There will be yet another wave of snow later this afternoon into this evening across far northern North Dakota into northern Minnesota.  Because of the mid-level temperatures it may be mix with a touch of rain, but mainly a snow maker with the best location to record some measurable snow being along the US/Canadian border and northward.

Future Radar
Future Radar

Because this next wave of snow will be so far north, a surge of warm air will move over much of North Dakota.  That will bring temperatures into the 30s and 40s into the region, especially tomorrow with southwestern North Dakota getting into the 40s as soon as today.

Morning Weather Map
Morning Weather Map

After the wave of snow this afternoon, there will be another one tomorrow that may be even farther north.  The difference will be that by tomorrow night a cold front will work across North Dakota and that in turn my triggered some scattered Rain (or snow) showers.  But any precipitation from the cold front looks quite light, but the main batch of snow from both today’s and tomorrow’s wave will drop several inches of snow mainly into southern Canada.

12:00 PM CST Saturday,  February 7, 2015 projected Radar
12:00 PM CST Saturday, February 7, 2015 projected Radar

There will be another “clipper” on Tuesday that may track a bit farther south and it is behind that clipper that colder (at least normal temperatures) should return back to the region.  So in the short term, most locations recording little precipitation with mild temperatures.

Daryl Ritchison