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Current Conditions

  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: -4°
  • Pressure: 30.55 in. -
  • Heat Index: -8

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 12 °
  • Low: -4 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Snow
  • High: 18 °
  • Low: 14 °
  • Snow
  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 19 °
  • Low: 3 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 16 °
  • Low: -9 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 3 °
  • Low: -13 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated:

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 12F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of -4F with a windchill as low as -15F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow in the afternoon. High of 18F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with snow, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 14F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow. High of 19F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 3F with a windchill as low as -6F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 16F with a windchill as low as -9F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of -9F with a windchill as low as -24F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 3F with a windchill as low as -29F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of -13F with a windchill as low as -29F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 10F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 3F with a windchill as low as -17F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 25F with a windchill as low as -6F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 5F with a windchill as low as -8F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 9F with a windchill as low as -13F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 3F with a windchill as low as -8F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 36F with a windchill as low as -6F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 14F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 25F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 21F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



11/25/2014 0649 PM

SW Minot, Ward County.

Snow m5.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snowfall total so far...




11/26/2014 1018 am

Burlington, Ward County.

Snow m5.5 inch, reported by cocorahs.


            Storm total snowfall.




11/26/2014 1018 am

Burlington, Ward County.

Snow m5.5 inch, reported by cocorahs.


            Storm total snowfall.





11/25/2014 0649 PM

SW Minot, Ward County.

Snow m5.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snowfall total so far...




11/25/2014 0649 PM

SW Minot, Ward County.

Snow m5.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snowfall total so far...





11/25/2014 0354 PM

Minot, Ward County.

Snow m4.0 inch, reported by public.


            Southwest Minot. Reported on social media.





11/25/2014 0311 PM

Kenmare, Ward County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snowfall total so far... still snowing





11/25/2014 0248 PM

SW Minot, Ward County.

Snow m2.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snowfall total so far... still snowing




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Why Not Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 2:05 PM CST

Temperature: 6.1 °F Dew Point: -1 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ENE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 6 °F Graphs

Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 2:08 PM CST

Temperature: 5.4 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 5 °F Graphs

Location: 27th Street Southeast, Minot, ND

Updated: 2:07 PM CST

Temperature: 16.5 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.52 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 2:08 PM CST

Temperature: 11.1 °F Dew Point: -3 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 1 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 2:00 PM CST

Temperature: 12.7 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 3 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
1222 PM CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Update... 
issued at 1203 PM CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Will trends the probability of precipitation down across the south and southwest as the weak 
impulse exits the region. Clouds will decrease north central and 
east. Will maintain temperatures as is. 


Update issued at 825 am CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Band of snow moving through central North Dakota has a bit more 
substance to it. Will update to likely probability of precipitation with up to an inch 
accumulate for the morning hours. 


Update issued at 630 am CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


For early morning update have increased precipitation chances 
through this morning across much of the area as band of light snow 
affiliated with weak short wave sliding through works its way 
southeast through the area. Most snow should be gone by mid-day. 
Have also increased cloud cover throughout the area. 


&& 


Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 341 am CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Main concern this forecast package is the area of snow moving out of 
the James River Valley and the lingering Winter Weather Advisory. 
Attention then turns to light snow today in the southwest. 


Currently...the low pressure system associated with yesterday's snow 
was over the border of SD/NE/IA. The northwestern extent of the wrap 
around moisture and light snow was moving southward/exiting the 
James River Valley in North Dakota - near Oakes. North winds of 
around 20 miles per hour were observed at 3 am CST...and the threat of blowing 
or drifting snow was waning. Therefore will end the Winter Weather 
Advisory for the counties around Jamestown and south by 4 am CST. 


A weak upper level impulse moving south across southern 
Saskatchewan/Manitoba and into northern North Dakota was associated 
with some light snow/flurries...and expect this area of 
precipitation to move south across western and central North Dakota 
this morning. 


Meanwhile an Arctic high pressure center was over central 
Saskatchewan and Manitoba...and temperatures there were around 20-25 
below zero where skies were clear. This high is forecast to move 
southeast and settle over the Red River valley at the 
Dakotas/Minnesota border by daybreak Thanksgiving morning. Clearing 
skies over eastern portions of central North Dakota will keep 
temperatures in the single digits above zero during the day 
today...and allow temperatures to drop to 5 to 10 below zero tonight. 


Western North Dakota will be on the western edge of the Arctic high 
and be more influenced by the cloud cover associated with the 
Lee-side low pressure over the Front Range. The baroclinic zone over 
the Front Range extends to the far southwest corner of North 
Dakota...and the chance of light snow remains for much of the day 
today and into tonight. Temperatures today should rise into the 
teens in the southwest...and lower 20s far southwest under the 
blanket of clouds. This cloud cover will act to keep temperatures 
tonight above zero in the western part of the state...even remaining 
in the teens above zero in the far southwest. 


Long term...(thursday through tuesday) 
issued at 341 am CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


On Thanksgiving day...warm front lifts through the area with the 
greatest isentropic lift developing from northwest North Dakota 
towards the James River Valley through the day lifting northerly 
towards evening. This will keep the greatest snow chances mainly 
over northern North Dakota where around 2-3 inches will be possible. 
The main concern at this point is where the rain/snow line will form 
along with the freezing rain threat as the warm front lifts through 
the area. Latest soundings/guidance suggest that any freezing rain 
should remain South/West of highways 2 and 52 in areas of less 
lift...though still enough to produce precipitation. Expect any 
accumulation should be quite light...though could be enough to 
possibly cause some travel problems. 


On Friday...surface low shifts from the Lee of the northern rockies 
towards the northern plains through the day into the evening hours 
while upper flow starts to shift more westerly with a variety of 
weak impulses sliding through. Warmer airmass remains over the area 
bringing a sharp temperature contrast between the north central and 
southwest parts of the state. Low precipitation chances remain mainly over 
northern areas through the day...spreading south in the evening as 
low shifts through. Still some concern about freezing rain mainly 
over far southern areas where some warmer air aloft remains. 


For the weekend into early next week...cold front drops through the 
area on Saturday which will bring some frigid conditions to the area 
through the remainder of the weekend as a surface high settles in. 
Some snow may develop on Saturday with the front passing...while dry 
conditions are expected by Sunday. Temperatures are then expected to 
rebound again early in the work week as surface high shifts east and 
a low starts developing to the Lee of The Rockies bringing warm 
southerly low level flow. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Thursday afternoon) 
issued at 1203 PM CST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


A wintry mix of snow...sleet and freezing rain will begin to 
impact western North Dakota Thursday. Until then Arctic high 
pressure across Saskatchewan will maintain VFR conditions from 
kisn-kmot-kbis-kjms through 06z. After 06z light snow will spread 
northeast across the region...beginning with kdik first then 
reaching a kisn-kbis line after 12z with associated MVFR 
conditions....with IFR at kdik the threat for freezing rain or 
sleet will increase from kdik-kbis-kjms mainly after 18z Thursday. 


&& 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update...warm air advection 
short term...jv 
long term...jjs 
aviation...warm air advection 



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