NDAWN Changes

If you use data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, commonly referred to as NDAWN, some changes occurred on November 1.   The most notable change is that wind chill maps now appear instead of dew point maps on the current page.  A secondary change is dealing with rainfall.  Historically the rainfall maps will go away starting on November 1, but this year, the data will be available to the public in the current tables, but the data will no longer be recorded, meaning that the historical data is not collected.  So if you look for data from yesterday or before, it will no longer be available until April 1.  The reason, the automatic gauges of course can’t collect the moisture from the frozen snow.