9/11/15: Warming Trend

The past two mornings there were spots with minimums near the freezing point, but the most widespread temperatures were in the upper 30s to the lower 40s.

NDAWN Minimums on September 10, 2015
NDAWN Minimums on September 10, 2015

 

NDAWN Minimums on September 11, 2015
NDAWN Minimums on September 11, 2015

 

At this time it does not appear there will be a morning in North Dakota with lows near freezing again until sometime in the September 19 to 22.  There are still many indications that the first widespread frost event may occur during that time frame, which of course, for many parts of the state would come near the average date anyway.

Until that time, which would be next weekend, this weekend into much of next week will experience dry and warmer conditions.   70s and 80s are expected and even a day of 90 isn’t out of the question next Monday in western ND and Tuesday in eastern ND.  It will be toward the end of next week when a subtle shift in the upper-level wind flow that will give us a risk of rain with the highest probabilities currently looking to be around next Friday, September 18.

Mild and dry for the next week sums up the weather pattern.

Daryl Ritchison