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Current Conditions

  • 27°
  • Light Freezing Fog
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Visibility: 0.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Pressure: 29.92 in. -
  • Heat Index: 23

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 25 °
  • Low: 14 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 10 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 3:00 AM CST on December 19, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast with snow showers in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 12F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with ice pellets and a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

  • Monday

    Overcast. High of 25F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 14F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 1F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 10F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 25F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 7F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 21F with a windchill as low as -8F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 19F with a windchill as low as -15F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 14F with a windchill as low as -9F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of -8F with a windchill as low as -17F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 5F with a windchill as low as -18F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of -6F with a windchill as low as -18F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 5F with a windchill as low as -18F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of -6F with a windchill as low as -18F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 6:50 am CST on December 19, 2014


... Fog was reducing visibility across parts of northern and eastern
North Dakota this Friday morning...

Visibilities were less than a mile at many locations and there were
a few pockets with visibilities below 1/4 mile in patchy dense fog.
The fog was depositing a thin layer of ice on roads and sidewalks
from Williston... through Minot and Rolla... down the James River
Valley through Jamestown.

Be extra careful walking or driving this morning... especially if
driving near schools... crosswalks... and stopped buses.


551 am CST Fri Dec 19 2014

... Patchy dense fog over parts of northwest and north central
North Dakota...

Visibilities ranging from 1/4 mile to 1 mile continued over places
like Crosby and Williston... Stanley and Tioga... and Sherwood to
Minot. Dense fog droplets may freeze on roadways and
sidewalks... so take extra care on roads and walkways.

People traveling across northwestern or north central North
Dakota should slow down and allow extra time to reach your
destination. Be especially careful at intersections and Railroad
crossings. Visibility should improve later this morning.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Why Not Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:45 AM CST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:51 AM CST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: 27th Street Southeast, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:46 AM CST

Temperature: 26.6 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: 28th Street Northwest, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:50 AM CST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:51 AM CST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: U.S. 52, Sawyer, ND

Updated: 6:50 AM CST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 6:46 AM CST

Temperature: 26.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
641 am CST Friday Dec 19 2014 


Update... 
issued at 640 am CST Friday Dec 19 2014 


Visibilities in fog north and east continue to vary from time to 
time and place to place. There was general improvement in 
visibilities. The dense fog advisory northwest was allowed to 
expire. A Special Weather Statement has been issued for fog...some 
of it locally dense. 


&& 


Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 405 am CST Friday Dec 19 2014 


Fog and low clouds are the main concerns in the short term. 


Current surface analysis indicates low pressure in the Lee of The 
Rockies with a trough extending from northern Alberta to the western 
Dakotas. At upper levels a broad trough extended over the Canadian 
and northern US plains. A rather sharp western edge to low clouds 
extended from near Williston across Lake Sakakawea to east of 
Bismarck. Middle level clouds were along and South/West of the Missouri 
River at 3 am CST. Expect the low clouds to clear from west to east 
across south central North Dakota...but latest hrrr model indicates 
clouds hanging in across the north. A shortwave aloft on the western 
edge of the upper trough was digging southeast across southwestern 
North Dakota into western South Dakota...and may be the driving 
force for the middle clouds moving in and the lower clouds dissipating. 


Dense fog still evident at Williston...although visibilities have 
improved in the last hour at other places within the dense fog 
advisory...such as Tioga/Stanley/Crosby. But Minot visibility is on 
a downward trend. Thus will keep the dense fog advisory going until 
6 am and then re-evaluate. 


Otherwise warm advection today should allow temperatures to rise 
into the middle/upper 20s north and east of the Missouri River...and 
well into the middle and upper 30s south and west of the river. Tonight 
a shortwave ridge aloft enters western North Dakota ahead of an 
upper level shortwave moving eastward out of The Rockies. Lows 
tonight should remain above average in the teens and lower 20s. 


Long term...(saturday through thursday) 
issued at 405 am CST Friday Dec 19 2014 


The short term issues...low clouds and light precipitation 
including freezing rain/freezing drizzle and patchy fog... 
continue into the long term as the forecast area remains under a 
mean trough surface and aloft. Waves coming through Saturday and 
again Sunday are weak and moisture starved. However...with warmer 
air advecting in aloft ahead of each wave there is a risk of 
freezing rain Saturday morning / freezing drizzle with low stratus 
clouds. Warm advection continues changing any precipitation in the 
southwest to rain with surface temperatures into the middle 30s 
Saturday afternoon. A similar scenario sets up for Sunday. 


The middle level low...cutting off over Wisconsin...will block the 
flow pattern up across the northern plains. This will allow colder 
air to spill in for Tuesday. Looking ahead to Christmas day...the 
low to the east...and high pressure moving across the northern 
rockies...allow a steady flow of colder air into North 
Dakota...that will continue at least through the Holiday weekend. 
Still though...temperatures are close to what is normal for the 
end of December...around 20 daytime and single digits above and 
below at night. Periods of flurries...maybe a few tenths inch of 
snow at most every other day or so...looks to occur through the 
Christmas Holiday weekend. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night) 
issued at 1245 am CST Friday Dec 19 2014 


A moist southerly flow continues to produce widespread MVFR-IFR 
stratus across central and northwest North Dakota. A weak trough of 
low pressure was providing middle clouds across southwest North 
Dakota. This trough will clear the stratus at kisn around 15 UTC. 
Kmot and kjms will remain in MVFR-IFR stratus into this 
afternoon. The moisture remains trapped along the Canadian border 
which could keep kmot in the MVFR-IFR stratus at least through middle 
afternoon. Once the stratus clears the taf sites VFR conditions 
are then expected through the remainder of the forecast period. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update...jpm 
short term...jv 
long term...jpm 
aviation...jv 



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