There will be some scattered showers in the region in the next 24 hours. Most of these will be between the Missouri River and the Red River Valley. Precipitation amounts generally very light in the locations that do record any measurable rain. Otherwise, the dry weather looks to be continuing through the weekend. Until… Read more 9/30/15: Moving into October
Here are the minimums recorded at the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Mesonet Stations this morning, Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
This morning the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) mesonet stations recorded lows from near 60° in Campbell, MN to 29° in Froid, MT. The colder air was found under an area of high pressure that is currently moving toward Williston. That high pressure centered is progged to be in eastern North Dakota around… Read more 9/28/15: Frosty Tuesday?
A very mild Friday morning as fog in particular was helping to keep the air temperature up this morning. In theory, the fog should dissipate faster today than it did yesterday. Maximum temperatures today will be dependent to some degree as to the timing of the fog dissipation, but current indications would suggestion upper 70s… Read more 9/25/15: Warm Weekend, Frost Potential Next Week
As of this writing (8:15 AM) rain totals across the NDAWN mesonet were as follows: Of course, the NDAWN stations do not catch all areas well, and that was the case last night. There was a small pocket of 3 to 4 inch rain near Forman, ND and that shows up well on the… Read more 9/23/15: Overnight Rain
Maximum temperatures on Monday ranged from 67° in Crosby to 96° in Edgeley with several other locations at 95°. The cold front that kept northwestern North Dakota cooler yesterday moved through the entire NDAWN mesonet overnight and temperatures today are expected to be much cooler. Behind the front, temperatures cooled off into the 30s in… Read more 9/22/15: Back to Summer
An area of low pressure was situated in central Manitoba moving northeasterly early Monday morning. That track will bring a surge of warm air across the region today with maximums expected to reach the 80s with some locations around 90° this afternoon across central and eastern North Dakota. The cold front attached to the… Read more 9/21/15: A New Week
Both this morning (Friday) and Saturday morning the prospect for lows in the 30s was foreseen. The anticipation was for some locations to drop into the upper half of the 30s with mostly 40s for lows. This morning, that was generally the case, although, there is almost always going to be exceptions and… Read more 9/18/15: Warming up
Back in August when the most asked question seemed to be about when the first widespread frost of Autumn would potentially occur, I would answer with September 20-25 would be my best guess. In fact, within this blog in late August I made a similar “projection” about that time period. Of course when talking about… Read more 9/16/15: Future Frost
The maximum temperatures on Sunday would make you believe it was August 13 rather than September 13 yesterday. The NDAWN station in Fort Yates recorded a maximum of 98 degrees and the Mandan station 96 degrees. The Bismarck Airport reached a maximum of 97° which set a record high for the date. It will be… Read more 9/14/15: A Mix of Summer and Autumn