On Friday evening, September 19, 2014 a supercell thunderstorm developed in southern Manitoba and then moved southeasterly across Pembina County in North Dakota then crossed the Red River into northwestern Minnesota. It intensified quickly and a Tornado Warning was issued almost immediately as it crossed the international border. If you look carefully at the animation… Read more NDAWN Speed Record
Today is the Autumnal Equinox. The Sun will be directly (center of disc) over the equator at 9:29 PM CDT. It is often referred to as the First Day of Autumn, although, I have personally never understood the justification for that for a number of reasons (although there is an obvious seasonal lag). If you… Read more Autumnal Equinox: The Shadows Dominate
The final station has been added to the Current Weather page of the NDAWN web site. The data are will only be available on-line. Add a hot link for Grand Forks to the home screen of your smart phone to quickly view current conditions.
With much cooler temperatures expected to arrive this week, there is certainly a risk that some parts of the region will record the first freezing temperature of the season. More likely than the first 32° of this season in many locations will instead be the first 36° temperature. 36° is sometimes considered a “frost” as… Read more The First 36 Degree Low
About one month ago I wrote a blog on the lack of 90° days this year. With so few 90° readings recorded in the state of North Dakota this year (and many other states as well) it will be of no surprise that 100° readings would also be lacking this year. In fact, 2014 looks… Read more The Missing 100s
Precipitation: After a very dry July, August 2014 was the exact opposite and was exceptionally wet for a majority of North Dakota (Figure 1). The only exceptions were in some parts of the Red River Valley and the area around Devils Lake. Using data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), the statewide average… Read more August 2014 in Review
The NDAWN team upgraded both the Wahpeton and Wyndmere stations today and both are now available on our website. These stations not only fill a noticeable gap on our 10 minute maps in the southern Red River Valley, but will make access to crucial weather data in Richland County much easier from any internet capable device.… Read more Wahpeton and Wyndmere are Live