10/15/15: Cold to Warm

Friday and Saturday morning will likely bring freezing temperatures to much of the area.   The National Weather Service has already issued a “Freeze Warning” for the possibility of 28° or colder temperatures.   The NAM/WRF projected lows for the next two days can be analyzed below.     The few locations without a low… Read more 10/15/15: Cold to Warm

90s in October

The maximums on October 11, 2015 reach the low to middle 90s, with even a few upper 90s in the central and southern Red River Valley and also in south central and southeastern sections of North Dakota.   How are such warm temperatures, some of which are October maximum records achieved so late in the… Read more 90s in October

10/8/15: Dry and Mild

Late Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours showers with some embedded thunderstorms moved through the area.  Rain totals were generally in the 0.10 inch to 0.40 inch range in locations that recorded some rainfall.  As the map below indicates, many NDAWN mesonet stations recorded little or no precipitation as the rain increased in areal coverage… Read more 10/8/15: Dry and Mild

10/5/15: The Week Ahead: Mild with One Threat of Rain

The weekend was cloudy and rainy in western North Dakota, whereas, eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota experienced dry conditions (exception of sprinkles) and abundant sunshine on Saturday.  Rainfall totals exceeded over 1 inch at the Williston from Friday through Sunday with most other locations in western North Dakota in the 0.25 to 0.75 inch… Read more 10/5/15: The Week Ahead: Mild with One Threat of Rain

10/2/15: Wet West

There is currently an area of rain in central South Dakota associated with an area of low pressure in the Rocky Mountains.  Because of the counter-clockwise circulation of that low, the rainfall is working generally northward. Radar simulation from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh indicates this as well: Rainfall from this event per the NAM-WRF… Read more 10/2/15: Wet West

September Statistics

September 2015 finished with above average temperatures statewide and variable rain totals.  Precipitation as a general rule was above average across the northern portion of the state and below average across the south.  Fargo, when using data from KFAR (Hector Int’l Airport), tied 1897 as the warmest September on record (since 1881) with an average… Read more September Statistics