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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 41°
  • Pressure: 29.84 in. -
  • Heat Index: 40

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 4:00 AM CDT on October 02, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with rain in the afternoon. High of 59F. Windy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 30F. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 45F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear in the evening, then overcast. Low of 30F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Why Not Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 7:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 7:25 AM CDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WSW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 7:25 AM CDT

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 7:25 AM CDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
648 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


Update... 
issued at 635 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


Cold front approaching northeast Montana at 6 am CDT. So far the 
winds appear in line with forecast there. Scattered sprinkles 
associated with warm advection across western North Dakota. This 
not associated with the frontal band of showers which will move in 
later this morning. Added sprinkles this am and delayed the 
frontal showers northwest a few more hours. 


&& 


Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 351 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


The main concerns in the short term will be precipitation chances 
and strong winds behind the cold front. The threat of accumulating 
snow has diminished greatly with the latest model runs. 


Currently...a cold front extended from a low in northeastern 
Manitoba southwestward across southern Saskatchewan and into north 
central Montana. 


This strong cold front is forecast to enter northwestern North 
Dakota around daybreak today...reaching central North Dakota around 
noon...and sweeping east reaching the Minnesota border by evening. 
Initial strong cold advection behind the front is characterized in 
the pressure field with 3-hour pressure rises of 4-5 mb. Momentum 
Transfer of h850 winds of 30-40 knots will create northwest 
sustained surface winds of around 25 miles per hour with gusts to 35 miles per hour. Think 
most areas will remain just below Wind Advisory criteria (which is 
sustained at 30 mph). Believe winds will remain elevated after 
sunset with continued cold advection and unidirectional northwest 
flow maintaining momentum Transfer from h925-h875 winds of 30-40 
knots. 


Colder air will begin moving into the state...but the strong mixing 
will keep temperatures from plummeting quickly. High temperatures 
today should range from around 50 in the northwest to the middle to 
upper 60s in the south central part of North Dakota. 


The latest model runs indicate precipitation along and behind the 
cold front...but ending soon afterward with strong subsidence. Kept 
a 15-25 percent chance of rain showers early this evening in central 
North Dakota with isolated thunderstorms possible this 
afternoon...and slight chances late this evening from Bottineau to 
Jamestown. No precipitation is expected after midnight. Since the 
precipitation ends by midnight...even the strong cold advection will 
not cool the atmosphere enough for snow before midnight. In other 
words...the precipitation ends before it would get cold enough for 
snow showers. This is not to say that some flurries may be seen in 
some locales...but accumulating snow is not expected in western or 
central North Dakota with this event. 


Looking at temperatures by midnight tonight dropping to the low to 
middle 30s in the west...and to the upper 30s to lower 40s in central 
North Dakota. Overnight lows should range from the upper 20s far 
west to the middle 30s in the James River Valley. Looking at colder 
temperatures Friday/Friday night. 


Long term...(friday through wednesday) 
issued at 351 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


This extended period will be generally cool and dry. The large scale 
feature that leads to this conclusion is a persistent h500 upper low 
that forms over Hudson Bay during this period. The northern plains 
ends up on the dry southwest side of this feature. The only 
precipitation appears with a shortwave dumbelling around the h500 
low that will bring a reinforcing shot of cool air and scattered 
light rain Sunday and Monday....and some scattered light rain 
Wednesday as the upper low develops into a broad trough across the 
eastern two thirds of Canada introducing a cyclonic flow aloft over 
the northern plains. For temperatures used the superblend and that 
produced a northeast to southwest temperature gradient with upper 
40s to lower 50s northeast and upper 50s to lower 60s southwest... 
typical for a closed upper low northeast of the state. The region 
could see freezing temperatures in the middle to upper 20s Saturday 
morning for the first region wide hard freeze depending on winds 
diminishing by Saturday morning. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning) 
issued at 635 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


Increasing VFR ceilings west to east today as a cold front approaches 
western North Dakota at 12z. The strong cold front will move into 
western North Dakota around 13z/15z and push east reaching the 
Minnesota border by around 00z. Strong west-northwest wind gusts of 
25-30 kts are expected after frontal passage. Scattered to numerous 
rain showers are also forecast with the front. West to northwest 
winds behind the front will be 20-30kts with gusts over 30 
knots...lasting well after 00z. 


&& 


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


$$ 


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












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