4/9/15: Next Two Weeks

A quick update on what I see in the weather for North Dakota in the next 10-14 days.  There is a weak disturbance (vorticity max) coming in out of Canada today that may trigger some spotty showers.  The stronger storm with severe weather and some snow will stay well south of North Dakota today into tonight.

Projected Radar Today.
Projected Radar Today.


Much warmer air will begin to move into the state tomorrow through the middle of next week.  A cold front will temporarily cool the region down on Sunday,  That front may trigger off some light rain, but very minimal precipitation if any is foreseen for the state from that event.  Plus, both Saturday and Sunday look very windy.  South of Saturday, west to northwest on Sunday.   Although Sunday will be cooler than Saturday, the period from Saturday through Wednesday looks very mild.  Localized 70° readings reading are not only possible on Saturday, but also early next week as another surge of warm air moves into the northern plains.

The warm weather for next week looks to be ending either Wednesday or Thursday as much cooler air with the threat of rain (or snow) is expected during the April 15 through April 19 time frame.  There after a return to either seasonal, or above average temperatures.  The April 15 through the 19 time frame also appears to be the main threat of precipitation in the next couple of weeks.

Daryl Ritchison