November 5 Rain Totals

Rain totals from yesterday ranged from very little in central and western North Dakota, to over 1 inch in some locations in the northern Red River Valley.  The Stephen, Minnesota and Grafton, North Dakota NDAWN (North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network) stations both recorded the most rain (melted snow) from this system.  A band from Edgeley/Jamestown into northwestern Minnesota produced 0.60 to 0.90 inches of rain and melted rain.  That would bring monthly totals to near average if no other rain or snow fell the rest of the month.

November 5, 2015 Rain Totals
November 5, 2015 Rain Totals

Outside of some flurries or some sprinkles that may be enough to get a road wet, no additional moisture is foreseen today of any consequence.  High temperatures in the upper 30s to the middle 40s with much warmer air this weekend.  Probably 45° to 55° from north to south on Saturday with 50s widespread on Sunday with even a 60° reading possible in the usual warmer spots on Sunday.  A bit of a breeze both days this weekend, but for early November, pleasant.

Next threat of rain around the November 11-12 timeframe and early indications are that storm will stay south of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Daryl Ritchison