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Current Conditions

  • 75°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: West 10 mph
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 45°
  • Pressure: 29.71 in. 0

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 4:00 PM CDT on September 02, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers in the morning, then clear. High of 75F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the West after midnight.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 70F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Why Not Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 5:29 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: WNW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:43 PM CDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:43 PM CDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: West at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 6:32 PM CDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: West at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
548 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Update... 
issued at 548 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Weak high pressure building into western North Dakota will 
continue to contribute to dry and tranquil conditions across 
western and central North Dakota tonight. Adjusted overnight lows 
down a few degrees given the expected light winds and clearing 
skies. Otherwise...the remaining forecast is on track. The updated 
gridded and text products will be out shortly. 


&& 


Short term...(this evening through wednesday) 
issued at 238 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Current surface analysis places high over the Midwest with low 
over Manitoba while trough works its way through the Dakotas. 
Upper level analysis palaces trough over the Great Lakes with low 
amplitude ridge over The Rockies...while subtitle short wave 
continues to produce some convection over northeastern North 
Dakota. Next trough to approach the area continues to work its way 
through British Columbia into the Pacific northwest. 


For the rest of this afternoon into tonight...quiet weather is on 
tap as Flat Ridge works its way over the area. 


On Wednesday...ridge works its way off to the east as aforementioned 
Pacific trough quickly approaches the region. Surface low works 
its way over southern Saskatchewan and northern Montana and 
approaches northern North Dakota with affiliated cold front by the 
afternoon. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will then slowly 
increase through the afternoon over northwest North Dakota as this 
feature works its way in. Greater coverage and greater severe 
threat will develop in the evening (see long term 
discussion)...though with strong shear in place severe threat will 
be possible in the late afternoon hours. 


Long term...(wednesday night through tuesday) 
issued at 238 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Main focus in the long term continues to revolve around heavy 
rainfall Wednesday night especially over north central North 
Dakota...along with the potential for severe weather. The severe 
weather potential also exists for northwest/southcentral/and into 
the James River Valley per Storm Prediction Center day 2 outlook. Large hail and 
damaging winds are the main threats. A potent cold front will sweep 
through Wednesday night...helping to spawn the heavy rainfall and 
possible severe weather. This will be followed by much cooler and 
quite breezy conditions for Thursday. Thereafter...the weather 
pattern is quiet through the weekend with a gradual warming trend. 
Next chance of precipitation will gradually return Monday into 
Tuesday. 


The weather prediction center and 12z model suite in good agreement 
with rainfall amounts of between 0.60 and 0.75 inches from Kenmare 
to Garrison...and from Minot to Sherwood Wednesday night into 
Thursday morning. As mentioned above...Storm Prediction Center has most of North Dakota 
in a slight risk for severe weather...the exception being the 
southwest and far south central areas. Best dynamics are centered 
over the north...with the location of the surface low and associated 
surface cold front/the approach of the upper trough/and left exit 
region of a 100kt jet streak...which all come together producing large 
scale ascent per the 850 mb-300 mb Omega field. Hence the heaviest rainfall 
is forecast in this area...along with potential for severe weather. 
0-6km shear remains robust across the northwest and north central at 
55kt to 60kt. Highest dewpoints remain over south central North 
Dakota between 55f and 60f...with some of this being advected via a 
east to southeast wind during the afternoon/evening into central and 
northern North Dakota. However due to a rather short duration of 
moisture advection...the maximum moisture transport/highest 
dewpoints will remain limited during the time of maximum forcing 
which occurs between 00z-06z Thursday. Still though with more than 
adequate shear and sufficient forcing...severe weather will be 
closely monitored throughout the afternoon and into Wednesday night. 


Breezy/cooler with northwest winds of 20 to 30mph along with 
lingering showers and thundershowers will occur Thursday...with the 
highest probability of precipitation residing over the north central closest to the upper 
trough axis. Surface high pressure then slides across Thursday 
night/Friday morning for a clearing sky and light winds. This will 
set the stage for overnight lows in the upper 30s across Hettinger 
and portions of southwest North Dakota. There could be fog issues in 
the north late Thursday night...especially with the amount of rain 
expected prior to the clearing sky/good radiational cooling taking 
place. 


Highs Thursday and Friday will be in the upper 60s. A gradual 
warming trend into the 70s Saturday and Sunday with continued dry 
conditions. Warmer Monday with highs into the lower 80s west and 70s 
elsewhere...with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Better chance for 
thunderstorms arrives on Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Wednesday evening) 
issued at 548 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


VFR conditions will prevail over western and central North Dakota 
through the taf period. 


&& 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Update...tm 
short term...jjs 
long term...Kansas 
aviation...tm 








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