More Rain

Although there was some precipitation yesterday, this week looks like the best week to finally get some planting done, or for some of you, even finishing planting.  The one main precipitation maker this week should slide off across southeastern South Dakota, yes, South Dakota into southern Minnesota.  This will leave North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota… Read more More Rain

October Mild

If you thought October was a mild month, you would definitely be correct.  Although, it did not finish in the Top 10, it was the 12th warmest October on record in Fargo.  In Grand Forks it ranked as the 10th and in Bismarck, the 9th warmest on record.   Normally, warm October make for great harvest… Read more October Mild


Although there has been an occasional bolt of lightning in the region, true widespread thunderstorms have yet to form this spring.  Most years, like this year, any thunderstorms hold off until the middle of May, with June being the month when you tend to hear the most thunder.  That is also why from Mid-May until… Read more Thunder!


Southwestern North Dakota got some moisture this weekend, but most other locations got little or none.  With planting in high gear, another widespread system doesn’t look to likely this week.  On a positive note that will allow planting to continue and warmer temperatures will also bring warmer soil temperatures and the heat units to get… Read more Rain

Negative Maximums

It isn’t necessarily the lows in the winter that are impressive but instead it is often the highs. Today’s almost al locations stayed below zero F and in many cases double digits below zero. More of the same tomorrow and this cold snap should last at least a week if not longer. Daryl Ritchison

The Big Change

Yesterday temperatures reached 60˚ in parts of the NDAWN Mesonet. Today, temperatures are falling with temperatures at 3:30 PM in the single digits and teens in the northwestern part of the Mesonet. High temperatures look to be staying below zero across much of the region over the weekend, with low temperatures as cold as the… Read more The Big Change